Chapter 2018: Trying a Different Approach
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
After instantly losing his right and left arms, An Yaluoshan was nervous, angry, and afraid.
All of his muscles were tensed to the maximum, prepared to react to Wang Chong’s unpredictable attacks.
“Just let me see how the world is going to help you!”
Wang Chong’s bone-chilling voice came out of the void, its position constantly shifting. A moment later, a faint streak of light moved through the air. With his movement technique, Wang Chong instantly appeared behind An Yaluoshan and thrust the Origin Immortal Sword at An Yaluoshan’s back.
Above them, a shining silver snake cleaved apart the heavens, fusing with countless other lightning bolts into a giant snake of lightning that descended from the sky with astonishing speed.
Wang Chong had struck quickly, but that mysterious lightning bolt imbued with the will of the world was even faster. Before his Sword Qi could even touch An Yaluoshan, the destructive power of the lightning bolt struck several feet in front of Wang Chong.
An Yaluoshan’s face shifted several times upon seeing this. The first reaction was panic and shock over how swiftly Wang Chong had struck, but the second reaction was one of ecstasy, for he had sensed a rare moment to counter Wang Chong. Without a second thought, he gathered all his Stellar Energy into his fist and punched.
“Divine Land Sundering!”
A roar resounded through the air as An Yaluoshan’s Stellar Energy took the form of a savage black dragon that charged at Wang Chong.
Space shifted under the black dragon’s claws, morphing into an image of the Central Plains being destroyed.
The black dragon was the symbol of An Yaluoshan’s destiny, and the Divine Land Sundering was the move that he had prepared to conquer the Central Plains.
An Yaluoshan had calculated that the moment after the lightning shattered Wang Chong’s attack was the perfect chance to heavily injure Wang Chong.
A tiger with no claw was at best a somewhat large pig.
But a moment later, An Yaluoshan was left stupefied.
The moment the lightning descended, Wang Chong’s expression turned extremely cold and collected. He immediately raised his sword to draw the lightning toward it, and then he took control of the Origin Immortal Sword using his Stellar Energy and threw it toward the ground nearby.
A moment later, the lightning that had been aimed at Wang Chong was drawn over to the sword and sent into the ground.
The might of the world, far above the Subtle realm, had been conducted into the earth.
“H-how could this be!?”
An Yaluoshan paled at this sight.
He had never imagined that Wang Chong would be able to use such a bizarre method to so easily resolve the destructive lightning unleashed by the Power of the World.
A cold snort came from next to An Yaluoshan’s ears, and An Yaluoshan immediately felt like he had been plunged into an ice house, his body shivering all over.
Within the void, Wang Chong stared at An Yaluoshan’s back with eyes of extreme cold and disdain.
In another world, this was a very basic concept. Electricity, no matter how violent or powerful, was easily drawn by protrusions of sharp metal. As long as it was appropriately conducted, destructive lightning energy could be neutralized by guiding it into the ground.
No matter how powerful the World Consciousness around An Yaluoshan was, as long as its method of disruption was lightning, Wang Chong could send this lightning into the earth.
“It’s your turn!”
As Wang Chong successfully drew away the lightning, the earth seemed to tremble in fury at Wang Chong’s actions.
But from start to finish, Wang Chong’s eyes were resolved and devoid of hesitation.
Wang Chong blinked away, avoiding An Yaluoshan’s Divine Land Sundering and appearing like a ghost behind him. He seized An Yaluoshan’s arm and immediately began to use the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art.
An Yaluoshan didn’t even have time to turn around before he was rendered motionless.
At this moment, An Yaluoshan felt like his soul had left his body. He was far too familiar with Wang Chong’s method of fighting. It wasn’t too long ago, in the Pavilion of Petal and Sepal, that Wang Chong had used this method to destroy two of his powerful rings.
“An Yaluoshan, now that we’re connected, let’s see how the Power of the World helps you!” Wang Chong coldly said.
Wang Chong and An Yaluoshan were right up in each other’s face, their Stellar Energies linked. No matter how the World Consciousness tried to interfere, attacking Wang Chong would mean attacking An Yaluoshan.
And Wang Chong’s tactics were bearing fruit. The vortex of clouds above continued to crackle with lightning, almost lighting up the entire capital as brightly as day. From the dense lightning, Wang Chong could sense the world’s anger.
An Yaluoshan had failed to notice any of this, as he had been thrown into a panic by Wang Chong’s words.
What he relied on the most was his status as the Child of the World. In his battle with Wang Chong, the entire world seemed to be helping him, but just as Wang Chong had said, with the two of them so close together, if lightning came down, he would be caught up in it with Wang Chong.
And Wang Chong’s Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art made him smell the thick stench of death.
“King of Foreign Lands, don’t kill me! Don’t kill me! I’m just a lowly man! What need is there for us to quarrel!?”
An Yaluoshan had his back to Wang Chong, so he couldn’t see his face. All of his flesh was trembling while cold sweat beaded on his forehead.
“If you want something, I’ll give it to you! What I said before was all nonsense. Milord possesses such awesome strength! There is no need to lower yourself to my level!”
An Yaluoshan’s courage had failed him, and sweat was coming off his body so profusely that it seemed like it was raining. Fear had seized every cell of his body.
But Wang Chong seemed to not hear.
He had never before been so close to success.
No one could stop him from removing his Destined Foe!
Wang Chong’s eyes flashed, his entire body exploding with Stellar Energy as he savagely punched into An Yaluoshan’s stomach.
As he punched, the images of a blazing golden sun and crimson full moon appeared above his left hand.
“Great Destruction Art!”
This attack did not have a heaven-sundering momentum or some grandiose manifestation, but it was one of the strongest techniques of the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art.
After reaching the Subtle realm, Wang Chong had obtained a masterful control over Stellar Energy, and he could condense the entirety of this powerful technique into his fist!
Even with just one hand, if Wang Chong was able to connect his Great Destruction Art with An Yaluoshan’s body, he could instantly destroy all his organs and kill him!
But just when Wang Chong’s determined strike hit An Yaluoshan’s stomach, a ring of black smoke swept out, absorbing the entirety of the attack.
A ritual tool!
Upon seeing the black smoke circling around An Yaluoshan’s body and the mysterious characters within it, Wang Chong narrowed his eyes, immediately understanding what was going on.
Wang Chong had already destroyed three of An Yaluoshan’s ritual tools at the Pavilion of Petal and Sepal, but to his surprise, An Yaluoshan still had another!
On the other side, An Yaluoshan heard a massive boom, and his entire body broke out in a cold sweat. But when he realized that he was unharmed, he immediately understood what was happening.
It’s that metal sphere! A thought streaked through An Yaluoshan’s mind.
Before leaving, he had taken a secret journey to the mountain of the Turkic War God, Mount Yaluo, and had received a metal sphere there.
An Yaluoshan knew that it was a ritual tool, but he had never imagined it to be this powerful. It seemed even stronger than the three rings.
But just as delight was surfacing in An Yaluoshan’s eyes, he once more heard Wang Chong’s bone-chilling voice.
“Let’s see how many ways you have to save your life! How long can your ritual tool protect you!?”
Swords clanged as Wang Chong waved his hand, ripping the weapons from the hands of Cui Qianyou and Tian Chengsi. They trembled in the air and buzzed before shooting toward An Yaluoshan’s head from two different directions.
At the same time, Wang Chong clenched harder with his left hand, activating the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art once more. An Yaluoshan’s Stellar Energy joined Wang Chong’s power, molded together by the Origin Immortal Art’s Trayastrimsa Heaven, and then slammed back into An Yaluoshan.
Wang Chong’s boundless Stellar Energy clashed with the power of An Yaluoshan’s ritual tool, colliding against each other in wave after wave.
The black energy roiled out as the metal sphere was activated once more, but Wang Chong’s assault rapidly drained it.
At the same time, Cui Qianyou’s long saber and Tian Chengsi’s heavy sword struck An Yaluoshan.
With a terrible scream, there was a splash of blood. The heavy sword had sliced open An Yaluoshan’s Stellar Energy barrier and cut off his right ear.
Blood sprayed out as the right ear plopped to the ground