“Darkness Consumes the World!” the enemy leader roared with a deep look in his eyes.
An old man beside him stepped forth and said, “Commander, allow me to personally end him.”
“No rush. Let him get here first. I refuse to believe he can reach me with our entire army here,” said the leader, waving his hand.
He might be saying that, but the few remaining high-level generals around him had charged forth. They were not about to allow any mishap to happen in this battle.
One of the generals cultivated the power of light, and he released a radiant battle technique, trying to expel the darkness. Unfortunately for him, he failed spectacularly and was consumed by the darkness.
“This is the most original of dark energies! Everyone, watch out!” the light cultivator exclaimed in alarm.
They did not dare to look down on their opponent. They each released their respective trump cards and started blasting the power of darkness Xiang Shaoyun had just summoned. The Sovereigns knew that Xiang Shaoyun was a th.o.r.n.y opponent to deal with, so they kept a distance from him. They intended to finish him off with ranged attacks.
A chaotic series of explosions erupted. Could Xiang Shaoyun protect himself against so many attacks alone? Xiang Shaoyun released his clone. The clone charged out of the darkness and flew straight toward the enemy leader. He had the chakram in hand and was emanating a thick devilish aura. The chakram was thrown forward, leaving behind a series of afterimages as it flew toward a Sovereign.
The chakram moved at an incredible speed. The Sovereign had only managed to sense some sort of energy approaching him before a chill touched his neck. The next thing he knew, he lost all perception and his head was sent flying.
Xiang Shaoyun did not even spare a glance at the dead Sovereign. He retrieved the chakram, mustered all his strength, and attacked a different person. The soul clone was already a peak sixth-stage Sovereign. It was probably capable of fighting a seventh-stage Sovereign. Equipped with a saint-grade weapon, who could stop the clone?
Xiang Shaoyun’s strength had surpa.s.sed their expectations, so they started using their full strength. One soul foundation after another was released, and numerous weapons were drawn. Several fearsome powers surged out, making it seem impossible for anyone to escape them.
With Xiang Shaoyun’s ability to punch above his weight, his clone was definitely as strong as a peak Sovereign. Using the Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, the clone moved at an astonis.h.i.+ng speed. n.o.body could keep up with the clone’s speed.
The clone dodged all the attacks and appeared behind one of the Sovereigns. The chakram flew out, destroying the Sovereign’s soul foundation and head at the same time. One could say that with his unrivaled foot technique, Xiang Shaoyun occupied the absolute upper hand. With his speed and saint-grade weapon at hand, who could stop him?
He went on to kill two more Sovereigns, and then the old guardian by the enemy leader’s side finally made his move. The old guardian was a peak Sovereign. He was incredibly fast, and before his body moved, a ma.s.sive palm was already pressing down on Xiang Shaoyun’s clone.
The palm seemed like an entire world in itself, and it was as big as a mountain. As it descended, it dropped in size. It was fully locked on to Xiang Shaoyun, making escape seem impossible. Since there was no way to escape the palm, Xiang Shaoyun did not bother trying.
Unrivaled Sky Crus.h.i.+ng Punch!
Xiang Shaoyun’s punch contained torrential fist intent. It rumbled forth and collided with the palm, instantly erupting into a ma.s.sive explosion in the air. The peak Sovereign charged over like a phantom and sent a rain of blue palms down at Xiang Shaoyun; it was as though the sky itself was collapsing.
Xiang Shaoyun did not dare to hold back against him and pushed his fist intent to the maximum. He punched out relentlessly, knowing that killing this old man would basically determine the battle’s result.
Meanwhile, Xiang Shaoyun’s main body was moving amid the darkness, and he was nearing the enemy leader. The curtain of darkness he projected to the world around him was akin to a plague that n.o.body could stop.
The 3,000 elite warriors in front of the enemy leader moved at the same time. They joined their energies together, forming a ma.s.sive clump of energy that shot toward the clump of darkness. The attacks from the 3,000 warriors covered the entire sky. It was as though a super expert was attacking, a sight that could shock one’s soul.
These were the actual elites of the enemy army. Each of them was a veteran of a hundred battles. The 300 Emperors and 2,700 Kings seemed to have merged into one, unleas.h.i.+ng a might that even a Sovereign would be wary of, much less Xiang Shaoyun’s dark curtain.
Unsurprisingly, when Xiang Shaoyun sensed the might of their attack, he stopped his advance. He had to think of a solution to block their joint attack, or this would be where he stopped his advance.
His blood stirred, and a burst of devilish aura erupted from his body. He looked like a devil prince as he emanated a sinister sensation. He threw out his punches repeatedly, and his fists flowed about in an abstruse trajectory. An odd black door appeared before his eyes. The black door was akin to a black hole that had suddenly opened in the sky. The door emanated a chilly aura of despair, and it was definitely not a door one would want to approach.
This was one of the three greatest abilities of the Imperial Nether Clan, the Nether Yin Gate. Prior to this, Xiang Shaoyun had fully enhanced his imperial nether bloodline when he was trapped in the s.p.a.ce of darkness, and at that time, he had awakened this ability. With that, he had unlocked all three great abilities of the Imperial Nether Clan.
However, the Nether Yin Gate could only be opened with a large amount of energy. Therefore, he had not been able to use it before this. With his current crisis and the increase in his strength, he was able to forcefully activate the Nether Yin Gate.
The gate wasn’t particularly big, and it looked like a completely normal door. However, it emanated a fearsome power and swallowed all the energies traveling through the air and sent them to the void.
Even Xiang Shaoyun himself was completely dumbfounded by what the gate did. He could also sense a horrifying power beyond the gate, and he had a feeling that so long as he was strong enough, he would be able to summon that power and manipulate it as he wished.
The 3,000 warriors launched more than one wave of attacks. Several more waves of attacks were still on their way, and Xiang Shaoyun quickly regained his calm. With the devilish aura and his bloodline power, he kept the gate open. All the incoming energy attacks were s.h.i.+fted to the void, completely unable to harm him.
However, the Nether Yin Gate was extremely exhausting to keep up. Xiang Shaoyun could sense that he wouldn’t be able to keep it up for long, so he materialized the White Tiger Wings behind him. His speed increased rapidly, and he charged straight for the enemy leader.
The power of wind, footwork intent, Overlord’s Nine Nether Steps, and White Tiger Wings worked together, pus.h.i.+ng Xiang Shaoyun speed to an unbelievable level.