Three thousand elites and three thousand attacks all fell before one gate. This was a battle that could shock the world. A mere Emperor actually had the might to face a ma.s.sive army by his lonesome self. He had the disposition of an unparalleled hero.
After moving all the attacks to the void, Xiang Shaoyun wanted to do the same to the 3,000 elites as well. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep the gate up for much longer. He had no choice but to prioritize killing the enemy leader.
The Nether Yin Gate vanished when he was about a kilometer away from the enemy leader. A kilometer was a gap that could be crossed with a single step, but with 3,000 elites blocking his way, crossing it presented a much greater difficulty. Fortunately, he was able to shorten his distance to the 3,000 elites. His entire body turned into lightning as he summoned numerous lightning bolts from the sky.
The 3,000 elites were th.o.r.n.y opponents at a long distance, but short-range combat was their weakness. They weren’t able to use the same joint attack in short range, and they were thrown into a sea of lightning. They suffered heavy casualties, and their army formation instantly collapsed.
The other soldiers all pulled back regardless of whether they were regular soldiers, 100-man captains, 1,000-man captains, or generals. They were not going to give Xiang Shaoyun a chance to kill their commander.
The generals used their strongest trump cards on Xiang Shaoyun. Although Xiang Shaoyun had impressive strength, he was still beaten badly. He spewed out a copious amount of blood, but he still managed to kill a large number of soldiers and advance 300 meters forward.
The Nether Soul Domain was released once again, instantly killing over 1,000 enemies for him. He was akin to an unstoppable killing machine. The generals were becoming more and more anxious. They threw all caution to the wind and did everything they could to stop him. Some Sovereigns even went as far as detonating themselves after being pulled into the Nether Soul Domain, and they nearly killed him.
If Xiang Shaoyun hadn’t redirected the energy from the explosion immediately, he would have died. His Nether Soul Domain suffered great damage, and he broke out in cold sweat. For now, he wouldn’t be able to deploy it.
During that short moment of distraction, numerous energy attacks enveloped him. His armor cracked, and wounds appeared on his body. Anyone else would start wailing in pain, but Xiang Shaoyun remained silent. He truly had incredible fort.i.tude. This was all thanks to the Limit Stimulation Technique.
When his main body was on the verge of destruction, his clone arrived. The chakram enlarged and released a fearsome power that suppressed all the generals trying to kill his main body.
He also used a large amount of spring water in his astral cosmos sea and activated the profundity of wood to expedite his healing. He then drew the Radiant Saint Sword and continued charging forward for over 200 meters, killing no fewer than 300 people in the way.
“I must kill him!” Xiang Shaoyun was covered with injuries, and his entire body was red with blood. However, his tenacious willpower helped him persevere.
His clone charged over from the air. It displayed a combat strength that was far stronger than the main body’s to attract a large portion of the enemy’s firepower, considerably reducing the pressure his main body faced.
This was Xiang Shaoyun’s final rush toward the enemy commander, and he was no longer bothering to kill the enemy soldiers. He only had the enemy commander in his eyes. Moving at his top speed, he avoided attack after attack as he approached the enemy commander.
The commander stood atop a chariot, and he had been focusing on Xiang Shaoyun. A smile formed on his face as he said, “Struggling bug, my mount shall personally end your life.” He rubbed a beast in his arms and said, “Little Lazy, time for your meal. There’s a little fellow with a decent life force. He would be enough to fill you up by about 70 percent.”
The little beast was a light yellow boar. It woke up from its sleep and jumped out of the commander’s arms. It then enlarged into the size of a hill and charged Xiang Shaoyun. It looked clumsy but was surprisingly nimble.
A large amount of energy swirled around its body before forming a tough protective barrier. Its fangs also looked incomparably sharp. The little beast was obviously a powerful Demon Sovereign.
The boar was more than enough to deal with this heavily injured Xiang Shaoyun. Xiang Shaoyun’s cultivation level was more than ten stages lower than the boar’s. Even with a combat strength that could match a sixth-stage Sovereign, he still wasn’t strong enough. His recovery speed was fast, but it wasn’t faster than the speed at which the boar was charging at him.
The boar arrived, and the energy around it crashed down like a collapsing mountain.
If Xiang Shaoyun couldn’t avoid the attack, his death would be guaranteed. He wanted to avoid the attack, but with his injuries, he couldn’t. He thus swung his Radiant Saint Sword at the boar. However, he was unable to do anything to the energy surrounding the boar and failed to deliver any damage.
The murderous look in the boar’s eyes gave Xiang Shaoyun an illusion that he was going to die at the next moment. The enemy soldiers fled one after another because the boar was attacking without any regard for them. In fact, it had already crushed more than a hundred soldiers.
Xiang Shaoyun’s clone wanted to rush over, but it was delayed by the guardian and several generals. He could only pour all his strength into the chakram and try to kill as many of them as he could before his own death.
“This kid’s life force is indeed rich. Alright, he’s mine,” remarked the boar.
Its energy descended upon Xiang Shaoyun as it opened its mouth. Then, its tongue rolled out like a whip.
Anyone would be able to see that there was no way out for Xiang Shaoyun. Even the enemy leader thought the same. He sneered and said, “Trying to oppose me is the same as suicide.”
Suddenly, a golden radiance erupted and flooded the area. It was blindingly bright. The boar that was trying to eat Xiang Shaoyun ended up taking a big bite of the golden radiance instead. Before it could even wail in pain, its ma.s.sive body was reduced into a pile of ashes.
The enemy commander couldn’t see anything, and he narrowed his eyes as he tried to see through the blinding radiance. A suffocating sense of pain suddenly wrapped around him, causing him to panic.
Fortunately for him, the golden radiance only lasted for a moment before it vanished. The boar was nowhere to be seen, as though he was never there in the first place. Xiang Shaoyun had also gone missing, as if he had perished together with the boar.
“What happened here exactly?” the enemy commander muttered doubtfully.
“You may ask the king of h.e.l.l that question,” a cold voice came from behind him as a blade noiselessly slid through his neck. Blood splashed, and a head fell to the ground.