Chapter 859 – The Price of Power
“Instead of allowing Nan Gongsheng’s personality to be changed, how about… I take care of his soul instead?”
Zhao Feng’s harsh tone and decisiveness shook Mo Dongyao’s heart. She was stunned and couldn’t believe that Zhao Feng would use such an extreme method of removing Nan Gongsheng’s soul from his body.
However, this move was extremely effective; it instantly caused the Evil God Mental Thought Body to start panicking. Being a Mental Thought Body, it wasn’t able to control or assimilate a shell that didn’t have a soul.
“Gaze… of… the… God’s… Eye!”
The majority of Nan Gongsheng’s silver-and-purple Yuan Soul was being pulled out of his body.
Nan Gongsheng’s soul struggled in the air and panicked. Anyone that had their soul controlled by someone else would start to panic.
“Nan Gongsheng, you can’t blame Zhao Feng. You need to thank him instead. Even if you gained unrivalled strength, what’s the point if it’s not your own personality?” an old voice sounded from the white sword-light figure behind Mo Dongyao’s back.
The white figure formed the outline of the Little Sword Saint, and from his tone, one could hear that he approved of what Zhao Feng did.
Indeed, although Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng were friends and trusted one another after all the battles they had been through together, if Nan Gongsheng was going to lose his personality, then Zhao Feng would rather just remove Nan Gongsheng’s soul from his body.
“Nan Gongsheng, the reason Senior Sword Saint came was to stop you from being assimilated by the power of the Evil God and transforming into a big threat. If that happened, then he would kill you himself,” Mo Dongyao said.
Hearing that, the hearts of Zhao Feng and Nan Gongsheng went cold. After merging with the Ancient God weapon, the Little Sword Saint existed in a mysterious state, but if he wanted to kill Nan Gongsheng, then even Zhao Feng may not be able to stop him.
“Nan Gongsheng, relax. Even if you lose this body, we still have a bunch of Spiritual Flesh Snow Jade Lotus Roots,” Zhao Feng said.
“Spiritual Flesh Snow Jade Lotus Root!” The white figure made of sword-light shook slightly, but he had already missed the best chance. It would be hard to regain a body at this point.
Nan Gongsheng’s soul finally left his body, even though he struggled in unwillingness.
Although the Spiritual Flesh Snow Jade Lotus Root could create a new body, it might not be as talented as his original body, which was a Spatial Spiritual Body and a Heavenly Spiritual Body. Furthermore, he had merged the power of the Evil God Crystal and the remnant God power into his body, and his spatial domain was just upgraded to a Little World.
All in all, Nan Gongsheng was unwilling. One only re-cultivated if they had to for a better future, but if Nan Gongsheng re-cultivated, he would lose most of his advantages.
Black smoke started to rise from the black futon under Nan Gongsheng’s body.
Not good! Without a soul, the God power will not have an owner anymore and fade away along with me. The Evil God Mental Thought Body within Nan Gongsheng’s body was enraged and started to panic.
A powerful surge of mental energy gathered in Nan Gongsheng’s body. A half-transparent purple-and-blood-colored figure a hundred yards tall formed around Nan Gongsheng’s body.
“Get back here!” Two large, transparent purple-and-blood-colored hands extended out from the figure.
One of the purple-and-blood-colored hands was calm and soft as it grabbed toward Nan Gongsheng’s soul while the other burned with a purple-and-blood-colored flame as it smacked toward Zhao Feng.
Zhao Feng instantly felt his soul become cold.
In this state, most people would give up on the Gaze of the God’s Eye and protect themselves instead. In reality though, the Gaze of the God’s Eye being stopped was unavoidable anyway. Although the Evil God Mental Thought Body didn’t have any part of a soul in it, its mental energy was extremely powerful and far surpassed Peak-tier Emperors.
However, Zhao Feng didn’t defend himself after stopping the Gaze of the God’s Eye. Instead, he circulated his soul power and shot it at the Evil God Mental Thought Body.
“I was waiting for you.”
Several hundred symbols of God Tribulation Lightning lit up in Zhao Feng’s purple Soul Sea.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
A sharp beam of purple God Tribulation Lightning pierced into the purple-and-blood-colored figure that was the Evil God Mental Thought Body.
The Evil God Mental Thought Body instantly let out a scream. Zhao Feng’s understanding of the Dao of the Soul had reached a high level, and the God Tribulation Lightning could damage the Evil God Mental Thought Body.
At the same time, Zhao Feng groaned as he took the attack from the flaming purple-and-blood-colored hand head-on. However, Zhao Feng believed in the resilience of his God’s Spiritual Eye. Although it wouldn’t let him come out completely unharmed, he wouldn’t be critically injured.
Reality proved that, although the Evil God Mental Thought Body had a large source of mental energy that was comparable to Mystic Light Realm Sacred Lords, it was still just a Thought Body, and it was weak in terms soul-based attacks. Zhao Feng’s soul was only slightly injured.
“Sword Destroying the Sky!”
An immortal Sword Intent that could slash through Heaven and Earth suddenly shot out from the white figure that the Little Sword Saint had turned into. The Soul Sword laws that were used were enough to shock Emperors and force back Sacred Lords.
Mo Dongyao slashed out with the tattered Ancient God weapon in her hand, and a brilliant beam of green light sliced straight into the Evil God Mental Thought Body.
In this moment, the Little Sword Saint’s Soul Sword laws merged with the Ancient God weapon and unleashed an ultimate force that could destroy both physical objects and the soul. It instantly ripped the enormous body of the Evil God Mental Thought Body apart.
“Argh!” The Evil God Mental Thought Body let out a scream of pain.
“What a terrifying attack!” Nan Gongsheng’s soul entered a state of fear. Just the aura from that one sword made his soul feel as if it was about to be destroyed.
The power of this Ancient God weapon had exceeded the power of an Emperor, and the Little Sword Saint’s Soul Sword laws could injure the soul of a Mystic Light Realm Sacred Lord.
“Wind Lightning Eye Flame!”
A surge of fire made of eye-bloodline power shot out from Zhao Feng’s left eye. It glittered with purple and a dark symbol of God Tribulation Lightning.
A transparent dark lightning flame with the aura of God Tribulation Lightning burned across the Evil God Mental Thought Body.
Zhao Feng’s Wind Lightning Eye Flame was a pure Soul attack using the God Tribulation Lightning as the main force, and it landed at the exact moment its body was ripped apart.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The Evil God Mental Thought Body felt as if ten thousand bolts of lightning exploded in its body, and the eye-bloodline flame of God Tribulation Lightning kept on burning.
“Soul Sword Charge!”
The Little Sword Saint phantom figure expanded to a hundred yards wide and released a white crystalline sword-beam. This beam utilized pure Soul Sword laws to pierce through the enormous body of the purple-and-blood-colored figure.
Under the combined forces of the Little Sword Saint, the Ancient God weapon, and Zhao Feng, the Evil God Mental Thought Body had to face a barrage of attacks, and it let out howls and cries one after another.
At a certain moment, the purple-and-blood-colored figure shattered and turned into countless streaks of faint purple-and-blood-colored flames, which merged into the source of power within Nan Gongsheng’s body.
“Gaze of the God’s Eye!” Zhao Feng used this chance to pull out Nan Gongsheng’s soul.
Right at this moment, the black futon beneath Nan Gongsheng’s body turned into a pile of ash, and the purple-and-blood-colored lights that had gathered within his body were released. Nan Gongsheng’s Little World showed signs of breaking apart; this force was coming from the center of Nan Gongsheng’s Little World, and it was enough to destroy his body.
“Zhao Feng, put me back~~~~!”
Nan Gongsheng’s soul struggled.
Peng! Peng! Peng! Peng!
Zhao Feng’s God’s Spiritual Eye started to thump, and he could see the disaster forming in Nan Gongsheng’s body.
If the remaining God power within Nan Gongsheng’s body flowed away calmly, the worst case scenario was that only Nan Gongsheng’s body would be destroyed. It would only bring Zhao Feng and company a tiny bit of trouble. However, if this power didn’t flow away and exploded instead, then no one present would be able to survive, and it would probably wreck Xie Yang Palace.
“You maniac, stop~~~~!” the shattered Evil God Mental Thought Body within Nan Gongsheng’s body shouted in fear. Once this power was released, then the Evil God Mental Thought Body within Nan Gongsheng’s body would be the first to die.
The Evil God Mental Thought Body has been broken, so its threat is a lot lower…. Zhao Feng’s eyes twinkled as he made a decision.
This wasn’t just out of consideration for the upcoming danger; it was also out of respect for Nan Gongsheng.
With a flash, Nan Gongsheng’s Yuan Soul returned to his body and quickly started to consolidate the source of his power. The purple-and-blood-colored light that was expanding quickly calmed down, and Nan Gongsheng’s Little World also stabilized.
In this period of time, the Evil God Mental Thought Body that had been broken into pieces merged into the purple-and-blood-colored light and helped Nan Gongsheng stabilize the force instead of troubling him.
This situation lasted for an entire half a day, and the remaining power of the Evil God within the Evil Sky Tower disappeared. Most of it had merged with the Evil God Mental Thought Body and into Nan Gongsheng’s body.
The Evil God Mental Thought Body’s aura was extremely weak, as if it had been completely broken and fused into Nan Gongsheng’s source of power.
Zhao Feng’s eyebrows furrowed, and it could guess what the Evil God Mental Thought Body wanted to do. As if wary of Zhao Feng and the Little Sword Saint, the Evil God Mental Thought Body didn’t dare to assimilate Nan Gongsheng anymore. Instead, it just merged his power.
Now, Nan Gongsheng would be affected by the Evil God Mental Thought Body every time he absorbed the power within his Little World and his source of power.
This was a slow process, but the more power Nan Gongsheng absorbed, the more his personality would change. Zhao Feng and the Little Sword Saint couldn’t stop this unless they killed Nan Gongsheng.
At this instant, Nan Gongsheng’s eyes glittered with silver-and-purple, and the purple-and-blood-colored mark on his forehead became brighter and brighter. He instinctively licked his lips as a wicked smile formed on his face.
“Nan Gongsheng, this is your choice. This is the price you pay for your power,” Zhao Feng murmured.