SWORD OF CHOAS, VOLUME 10 - Season 21 Episode 72
Sensing the piercing pain on his forehead silently, a cold light flashed through Jian Chen’s eyes. The person who had launched a sneak attack against him in the darkness clearly wanted to kill him in a single stroke.
The person who attacked him was powerful. He was a late Godking, and he was shrouded by the Laws of Darkness, which affected both sight and the senses of the soul, preventing them from really being useful. If a regular Godking had to face this sneak attack, they might truly end up dead from a single attack. Unfortunately, his opponent was Jian Chen.
At that critical moment, Jian Chen’s newly-obtained supreme quality saint artifact stabbed out as a blur.
Jian Chen’s strike was extraordinarily fast, truly reaching the speed of lightning. With a dazzling flash, it bore the mysteries of the Way of the Sword as it directly fused with the darkness. It collided with the silent, viper-like spike.
He had struck out purely from his senses, but the tip of the sword collided accurately with the tip of the black spike. With a clear metallic screech, an energy shockwave containing the Laws of Darkness and sword Qi condensed from Chaotic Force erupted, causing the surrounding darkness to shake violently.
However, after the strike, the black spike suddenly vanished completely, without leaving behind any presence or pulse. In the pure darkness where the senses of the soul was affected, even Jian Chen was unable to find the location of the person.
Jian Chen frowned. He stood there straight with his sword in his hand, giving off a feeling where he was as still as a mountain and could not be moved.
He knew he had encountered a powerful assassin. This space enveloped by the Laws of Darkness was equivalent to a domain of his opponent. The assassin could move through it like a fish in water and had absolute control over it.
As for Jian Chen, it was like he was in mud, where he was forced to respond to everything and could not attack first. If the assassin hidden in the darkness did nothing, he would not be able to sense where he was.
Jian Chen snorted coldly. Golden light flickered on him as a strand of Daluo Sword Qi condensed in a single instance. It directly shot towards the darkness with dazzling golden light.
Wherever the sword Qi passed by, the darkness opened up, but in the next moment, the Laws of Darkness filled it up once again.
However, just when Jian Chen struck out, the black spike appeared once again. It was silent just like before, approaching Jian Chen’s head from behind with lightning speed.
Jian Chen suddenly turned around. Even though he was unable to see or use the senses of his soul, his terrifying instincts for battle and all the experience he had accumulated along the way still allowed him to capture the trajectory of the spike with extreme accuracy.
His hand opened and suddenly shot out while coated with a layer of Chaotic Force. He grabbed towards the black spike.
The black spike was extremely sharp, easily piercing through Jian Chen’s Chaotic Body. The wound was bone-deep and drew blood.
However, Jian Chen ignored his hand. Cultivating the Chaotic Body had gifted him with an extremely powerful body. A small injury like this was basically nothing. The moment he grabbed the black spike, he had already stabbed out with the sword in his right hand.
Jian Chen grabbed the spike with one hand and struck out with the other, completing the move at basically the same time, without giving his opponent any time to react.
With that sound and a slight resistance from the sword, Jian Chen knew he had injured his opponent.
Even though the opponent was only inches away, Jian Chen was still unable to sense the person launching the sneak attacks.
With a grunt, the assassin in the darkness was injured. He no longer wanted to fight, retreating decisively after drawing back the black spike from Jian Chen. He disappeared instantly, leaving behind no traces.
Immediately, the Laws of Darkness that engulfed the space vanished. Jian Chen looked around and failed to find traces of the assassin. He had even failed to see the assassin’s face. There was only blood on his sword.
However, with that delay, the Godkings behind them had caught up already. Over a hundred of them charged towards Jian Chen and Kai Ya with lightning speed, surrounding them as burning desire filled their eyes.
Their primary target was Zi Yun, but now that Zi Yun and Kai Ya were together, Jian Chen and Kai Ya naturally became the targets of some people as well.
“Let’s go!” Jian Chen called out. Although he failed to sense any particularly powerful presences among these people, Xiao Man was with him, which restricted what he could do. He did not dare to engage in an intense battle with hem.
However, just when Jian Chen reached towards Xiao Man and touched her, he felt a mysterious power that was invisible to both the naked eye and the senses of the soul.
The mysterious power completely enveloped Xiao Man. Not only was Jian Chen unable to touch her, but he also could not help but have his heart sink heavily when he came in contact with the mysterious power.
The mysterious power seemed boundless and unimaginably powerful in his eyes. It was completely indestructible, which induced fear within him.
Jian Chen’s eyes narrowed. He stared closely at the pale Xiao Man who laid on the ground, and his face changed constantly.
Kai Ya had always been quietly observing Xiao Man from one side. The light in her eyes flickered as well when she saw this. She said, “This girl is protected by this world. As long as she’s in the Neptunean Divine Palace, she’s protected by the world. Unless there is a power that surpasses the Neptunean Divine Palace, probably no one can harm her.”
Jian Chen was surprised by that. He said, “How is this possible? If she really is protected by the world, how did she become injured?”
Zi Yun became filled with disbelief as well when she heard Kai Ya’s words. However, she felt even more confusion and doubt, clearing experiencing the same doubts as Jian Chen.
Kai Ya fell silent in thought before looking at Zi Yun,” If I’ve guessed correctly, this girl was injured before the Neptunean Moon had appeared, right?”
“When the Neptunean Moon appeared, I could vaguely sense that the laws in the Neptunean Divine Palace seemed to change. Afterwards, when I saw this girl, I could vaguely sense that a certain power seemed to revolve around her. This power resonates with the Neptunean Divine Hall as if… as if it is the Neptunean Divine Hall’s power.”
Kai Ya looked at Xiao Man deeply and continued, “With the protection of such a great power, no one can harm her in the Neptunean Divine Palace. However, she’s actually injured now. That means that this power appeared after she was injured.”
Kai Ya fell silent temporarily there before continuing again, “If I’ve guessed correctly, the appearance of the Neptunean Moon is related to this girl.”
Zi Yun was completely stunned when she heard that. Disbelief filled her face. The appearance of the Neptunean Moon was related to Xiao Man? She struggled to imagine why the terrifying Neptunean Divine Palace would undergo a drastic change because of Xiao Man. Just what secret was Xiao Man hiding?
It was not just her. Even Jian Chen found it to be very unbelievable. He was completely stunned as well.
“Lady, you’re not a person who can obtain the legacy of a Chaotic Prime. Hand over the legacy and you can go, or you’ll learn of the consequences later.”
At this moment, a person called out. Jian Chen, Kai Ya, and so on had already become surrounded by many Godkings.