Chapter 530 – Victory and Defeat
The appearance of the Earth-Grade weapon’s shadow instantly turned the tide.
The brilliant arc of the Ice Imperial Spear froze and shattered everything in its path.
“Earth-Grade weapon shadow?”
“Zhao Feng has a piece of an Earth-Grade weapon?”
The two Sovereigns were stunned.
There were no complete Earth-Grade weapons on the Azure Flower Continent. There was a small number of Sovereigns that had pieces of Earth-Grade weapons, but even that was rare.
Yet at this moment in time, a piece of an Earth-Grade weapon was successfully summoned in a prodigy’s hand.
The two Sovereigns couldn’t imagine how strong the complete Earth-Grade weapon would be.
Zhao Feng circulated his bloodline to condense his Ice Imperial Spear.
Yu Tianhao’s expression changed drastically as his powerful attack was instantly turned to ice by Zhao Feng.
His bloodline seemed to freeze from the Earth-Grade weapon shadow as he was pushed back dozens of yards.
Zhao Feng didn’t immediately pursue since the power of the Earth-Grade weapon was too strong; if he didn’t control it very well, he could kill a normal half-step Origin Core Realm with ease.
Thinking back to how Zhao Feng had used this Earth-Grade weapon shadow to beat the skeletal Division Leader to the point of begging for its life, Zhao Feng was even stronger than back then.
“Hmph, a piece of an Earth-Grade weapon?”
Yu Tianhao’s battle-intent kept on rising as he laughed coldly and grabbed toward the air.
A three-inch-long hilt of a sword materialized in his hand and gave off a kingly aura.
Sword hilt? Piece of an Earth-Grade weapon?
Zhao Feng paused slightly. The Ice Imperial Spear he had received was more complete than that hilt, but Zhao Feng could only utilize a part of its power.
“That sword hilt was probably the weapon of a Void God Realm expert when it was complete.”
The terrifying aura made the hearts of the two Sovereigns tremble.
Unparalleled in the World!
Yu Tianhao merged with the cold faint figure and a brilliant light counterattacked toward Zhao Feng.
At the same time, Zhao Feng stabbed forward with his blue spear.
The two intents from the two Earth-Grade weapons clashed, and a tiny hole appeared on the ice-blue spear’s figure. But in the next instant, a terrifying coldness froze Yu Tianhao’s sword hilt.
The two auras clashed, creating devastating shockwaves.
Blood leaked from both Zhao Feng and Yu Tianhao’s mouths.
The difference was that Zhao Feng’s injury was slowly recovering, but this injury was from the power of an Earth-Grade weapon, which would slow down his recovery speed.
Yu Tianhao’s situation was slightly worse.
His recovery speed was half of Zhao Feng’s even though he was in the Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline state.
“Not good. If this continues, it’ll be extremely dangerous.”
The expressions of the two Sovereigns changed; the power these two youths possessed had reached a point where they could threaten even Sovereigns.
A thunderous voice boomed through the sky, causing everything within dozens of miles to feel great pressure.
Even Dao Sovereign Baiyun and Patriarch Hong felt a pressure when they heard this voice.
A handsome man descended between Zhao Feng and Yu Tianhao.
“Sovereign Yu Xingchen!”
Patriarch Hong exclaimed as he recognized the newcomer.
Yu Xingchen waved his hand and a magnificent transparent hand forcefully pulled the two powers apart.
The two Lord Prodigies were pushed away by a soft force, but even then, Zhao Feng almost spat out a mouthful of blood.
Looking closely, the figures of the Earth-Grade weapons were slowly being pulled apart by Yu Xingchen.
A couple breaths later.
The power was finally dissolved by Yu Xingchen and he let out a breath before glaring at Yu Tianhao, “How dare you use the Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline like that!? Do you think you can handle the consequences of using it?”
Yu Tianhao remained silent, but his battle-intent quickly faded and his body became thin.
It was obvious that there were side-effects from using the Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline.
Once this bloodline was overused, the aftermath would be unthinkable.
“How can a True Lord Rank carelessly use the power of an Earth-Grade weapon? If I didn’t come in time, you two might have lost your lives.”
Yu Xingchen glanced toward Zhao Feng. Zhao Feng didn’t retort, and he was also somewhat scared.
He could barely manage to control one piece, but if two pieces of Earth-Grade weapons clashed together, even Sovereigns would be forced back.
“Yu Xingchen, luckily you came in time.”
Patriarch Hong let out a breath.
Although he and Dao Sovereign Baiyun could stop the power of the two Earth-Grade weapon shadows, they couldn’t do so while making sure that the two Lord Prodigies would be safe. However, Yu Xingchen had the ability to do so.
He had forcefully pulled the two powers apart without injuring Zhao Feng or Yu Tianhao.
Yu Tianhao’s expression calmed down as he greeted the other two Sovereigns, but he didn’t stay for long.
“Tianhao, there isn’t much time left. This fortune only happens once every twenty years.”
Yu Xingchen’s expression tightened as he held his son’s shoulder.
Yu Tianhao nodded his head and he seemed to be somewhat weak.
Before he left, he glanced deeply toward Zhao Feng and murmured in a low tone, “It’s unexpected that I would meet such a strong opponent like you in the Azure Flower Continent before leaving.”
Zhao Feng was surprised. It wasn’t hard to imagine that Yu Tianhao was confident in himself. The latter never would have thought that he wouldn’t win.
“You’re my only opponent in the continent from this generation as well.”
Zhao Feng nodded his head.
Yu Tianhao’s strength had also exceeded his expectations.
Before using the shadow of the Earth-Grade weapon, he could only fight Yu Tianhao to a draw. Even when he used the Earth-Grade weapon, it would still be hard for him to win.
“Let’s fight again sometime. It might be five years… ten years… or even longer.”
Yu Tianhao’s aura became very weak.
Five years… ten years… or even longer?
Zhao Feng was startled. It seemed as if Yu Tianhao was going to leave the Azure Flower Continent and go to an extremely faraway place.
“How about we make a deal. Ten years later, we shall fight once more.”
Fatigue washed over Yu Tianhao’s face and it was hard for him to even keep his eyes open. Overusing the Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline exhausted him.
“Okay, ten years it shall be.”
Zhao Feng nodded his head. He also knew that breaking through in cultivation after reaching the True Lord Rank was much slower, and a bottleneck could take dozens of years.
Ten years wasn’t extremely long.
Yu Xingchen ended the conversation as he picked up Yu Tianhao and sped off into the clouds.
A while later, after Yu Xingchen had flown out several hundred miles.
“Father, if you didn’t stop us, would I have been the final victor?”
Yu Tianhao’s eyebrows trembled slightly.
“In theory, the Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline has no limit. If the fight continued, your chances of winning would have been bigger.’
Sovereign Yu Xingchen didn’t disagree.
If Zhao Feng was here, he would be stunned. How could there be such a terrifying bloodline that it didn’t have any limits?
Yu Tianhao smiled when he heard this, as if happy that he had received his father’s confirmation.
Yu Xingchen’s words turned, “Overusing the Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline means that you will very likely die, whereas Zhao Feng will live on even if he lost.”
Yu Tianhao’s expression changed.
“Therefore, the final victor would be… Zhao Feng.”
Yu Xingchen harrumphed.
Hearing this, Yu Tianhao sulked, but what his father said next made him speechless, “If you look at history, only those that lived to the end were true victors. It didn’t matter if they won or lost before.”
Yu Tianhao started to think.
The Unparalleled Heaven Battling bloodline could continuously increase in power as long as the user’s lifeforce wasn’t depleted.
However, the user would need to pay a price for using it. Simply put, how much you took would need to be repaid later – this was the balance.
In particular, with the situation between Yu Tianhao and Zhao Feng:
If Yu Tianhao won, the power required might result in him dying, as Zhao Feng’s recovery speed was too great and extremely quick. It would be hard for him to defeat Zhao Feng quickly.
If Yu Tianhao wanted to win, he would need to pay the price of “death.”
“Tianhao, go to sleep. I’ll carry you the rest of the way.”
A warm smile appeared on Yu Xingchen’s face and he slowed down a bit in order to let Yu Tianhao on his back sleep better.
In reality, Yu Xingchen had seen most of the battle.
A “draw” was the most ideal situation from his perspective, as Yu Tianhao’s journey had been too smooth, which meant that he was overconfident and arrogant.
Being a father, Yu Xingchen did his best, but he didn’t know that this experience also benefitted Zhao Feng in the same way.