By the time the dust settled, Xiang Shaoyun could be seen rolling away while spewing blood, cutting an incredibly sorry figure. The sixth-stage Sovereign wasn’t doing too well either. His soul foundation was nearly completely destroyed. If he hadn’t been able to put it away in time, he would have probably lost a few layers of it. Despite his survival, he had lost most of his combat strength.
The people around them were overwhelmed with shock. Who would have guessed that a puny Emperor had really fought a sixth-stage Sovereign to a tie? That was a heaven-defying act. Instead of wasting time being shocked, a few generals charged out and surrounded Xiang Shaoyun yet again. They were resolute in their desire to kill him.
Xiang Shaoyun had used a decent amount of spring water the instant he suffered injuries and had also used the Secret Reversal Technique to let his body start healing the moment he was injured. However, Xiang Shaoyun did not have enough time to heal himself. If he wanted to survive on the battlefield, he had to buy some time.
Nether Soul Domain!
Without any hesitation, he released the Nether Soul Domain and enveloped the incoming generals. The generals had an ominous feeling and instantly released their soul foundations, trying to break free with force.
But before they could break free, chains shot out from everywhere and tied them up. The ghostrunes also started attacking them with soul attacks. With the two-p.r.o.nged attack, the generals had zero chance of survival, and they were all killed.
At Xiang Shaoyun’s current strength, not even a seventh-stage Sovereign could survive his Nether Soul Domain, much less these generals who weren’t even at that cultivation level. The enemy leader’s face darkened when he saw Xiang Shaoyun and his generals vanis.h.i.+ng into thin air.
“What happened? What demonic technique had that fellow used? Why are our people missing?” the leader roared.
“Don’t worry, commander. We’ll go take a look,” said someone as three people from the leader’s side flew out.
All three were deputy commanders, and their cultivation levels were at seventh-stage Soul Foundation Realm. They were strong enough to face any changes that might occur on the battlefield.
Their powerful presences spread out and forced Xiang Shaoyun’s soldiers to collapse onto the ground. If it wasn’t for generals of similar strength from their side stepping up, this suppression alone would have probably killed everyone on their side.
Of the three deputy commanders, two of them headed toward Xiang Shaoyun while the other one charged toward Xiang Shaoyun’s generals, intending to end the battle once and for all.
The two seventh-stage Sovereigns were extremely cautious. They slowly approached Xiang Shaoyun’s previous position with their soul foundations released in advance, ready to face any mishap that might occur. Alas, the mishap they were so alert against had still happened, and they were both dragged into the Nether Soul Domain.
One of them was more knowledgeable, and he immediately exclaimed in alarm, “This is the Nether Soul Domain! Work with me to blow it up, or both of us will die here!”
He then took out his weapon and bombarded the Nether Soul Domain’s border with all his strength. Unfortunately, his strength was greatly suppressed, and chains were constantly shooting at him and interrupting his attempts to break out.
The other Sovereign was stronger. In fact, he was only a step away from the eighth stage. His seven-layered sovereign unleashed a gust of fearsome darkwind energy. It tore at the chains around him before charging toward Xiang Shaoyun’s soul.
“The Nether Soul Domain might be scary, but this kid is only an Emperor. Even if he is as strong as a Sovereign, he can only die facing absolute strength,” declared the seventh-stage Sovereign confidently. Wielding a pair of crescent blades, he cut through all the chains. They couldn’t pose him any threat.
His darkwind energy was extremely powerful. Not only was it capable of corroding one’s flesh, it could also damage one’s soul, and this was his source of confidence.
Xiang Shaoyun did not bother facing him head on. Chains shot out endlessly while the five ghostrunes continued launching soul attacks at the two Sovereigns. No matter how st.u.r.dy their soul foundations were, they couldn’t do anything to the ghostrunes, which were the nemeses of soul foundations.
When the two Sovereigns noticed that there were ghostrunes in the domain, they were frightened. They hurriedly kept their soul foundations away, opting to instead break out without using their soul foundations.
Xiang Shaoyun knew he was pressed for time. He pushed the power of his Nether Soul Domain to the maximum and suppressed the two Sovereigns’ strengths. Wave after wave of chains shot out from all directions, and the ghostrunes flapped their wings, sending out waves of charm energy to disrupt the Sovereigns’ concentration.
One of the Sovereigns finally fell for the mental disruption, and the chains captured him. Eight additional chains transformed into spears and stabbed into him, instantly penetrating his soul foundation and head.
The other Sovereign panicked. He released all his concealed weapons and poisonous gases. He pushed the might of his darkwind energy to the maximum, trying his very best to break free. Unfortunately for him, Xiang Shaoyun did not intend to spare him.
Xiang Shaoyun was the Nether Soul Domain’s master, and his soul could freely appear anywhere. His soul body appeared right beside the Sovereign and threw a simple punch out.
Xiang Shaoyun’s soul had already solidified. Thus, his punch was extremely tough.
Because Xiang Shaoyun’s soul power matched a seventh-stage Sovereign’s strength, his opponent was forced to release his soul foundation in panic. Even so, the Sovereign was sent flying. He couldn’t even be bothered to withdraw his soul foundation as he swung his crescent blades at Xiang Shaoyun in a fl.u.s.tered manner.
However, the chains coming from all directions constantly disturbed the Sovereign, and the ghostrunes’ attacks never stopped coming. He was given no chance to focus on Xiang Shaoyun, and he was killed by the second punch.
Just like that, two seventh-stage Sovereigns were killed within less than an hour. One ought to say that the Nether Soul Domain was one of Xiang Shaoyun’s powerful trump cards. It was no wonder that the Imperial Nether Clan was one of the Four Paramount Clans. This innate ability of theirs was remarkable.
By the time Xiang Shaoyun finished off the Sovereigns and put the Nether Soul Domain away, he was almost fully healed.
Once again, his gaze landed on the distant enemy leader. A sharp look appeared in his eyes as he roared, “I shall reap your head amid your army!”
Instantly, a curtain of darkness fell upon the area, obstructing all vision and sending everyone into a panic. In the darkness, numerous heads were severed as an a.s.sa.s.sin of darkness went to work.