Star Odyssey - Chapter 1546
Chapter 1546: Shocking Events
Grandmaster Qiu Ling was genuinely surprised when she saw Lu Yin use a sourcebox array. “That’s quite effective. Although it’s simple, it’s certainly a very practical array, especially in combat.”
Master Deng Guo also spoke praises. “Long Qi’s familiarity with this sourcebox array has reached the level of using it like it’s a part of his body. For him to use it so quickly not only showcases his talent as a Lockbreaker, but also his impressive control.”
Bai Teng and Elder Xi Zi glanced at each other. Sure enough, Long Qi was not someone whom they could underestimate; he had actually managed to block Shi Xin’s Wind God battle technique, which was one of the Celestial Frost Sect’s most elite techniques that had made them famous throughout the entire Perennial World. The different parts of the technique encompassed attack, defense, and even speed. Despite that, it had been blocked by a mere Enlighter.
Shi Xin’s eyes went wide, and he grew excited. “Well done!”
As he spoke, the stony veins across his body grew more and more clear. “Rockmorph.”
After he spoke, a stone layer covered his entire body, giving him the appearance of a stone man. A fist shot towards Lu Yin, though this one clearly had nothing to do with the Wind God’s battle techniques.
Lu Yin clenched his own fist and retaliated with his own punch. 350 Stacks burst out in a bang as the air within 1000 meters of the point of impact exploded, causing a powerful shockwave to sweep out in all directions.
Lu Yin’s fist ached. Shi Xin had transformed into a stone man, but his strength had not improved by much. While Lu Yin was still able to use the Overlaying Stacks Path to overpower Shi Xin, the Envoy’s defense was truly mind-boggling. Lu Yin’s attacks were completely useless, even if he released his full strength and used his battle force.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The barrage of attacks continued, but blood soon started dripping from Lu Yin’s fist. Cracks had appeared on the stone covering Shi Xin’s fist, but they quickly recovered. Seeing how quickly the stone restored itself left Lu Yin at a loss for what to do.
This was the first time since becoming an Enlighter that Lu Yin had faced a true elite Envoy. This person was not overpowering Lu Yin with his cultivation realm, but rather with pure strength.
Lu Yin could sense that Shi Xin felt frustrated, and Shi Xin could tell that the same was true of Lu Yin. However, Lu Yin’s appearance was what bothered Shi Xin the most, as he was constantly reminded of that person. It was as if he had crossed through time and space to return to that day once again. He would never forget the feeling that had filled him on that day.
The feeling of despair that came from the Champion’s Stage.
Shi Xin’s expression firmed, and his strikes grew increasingly heavy. As the void trembled, the air within ten miles of him started to burn. No—it was actually the void that was burning. This was the feeling that came with aurelian force.
Lu Yin was startled, and he quickly retreated, though Shi Xin immediately pursued. The speed granted by the Wind God technique meant that Lu Yin could not dodge the approaching punch, and this punch was also reinforced with aurelian force. There was a bang as it landed. Lu Yin unleashed a multistack counterattack and also unsealed his fatesand. Despite his efforts, his body was still smashed into the ground by Shi Xin’s punch, and his battle force was even dispersed. Cracks covered his fatesand, and it returned to his body.
The unimaginable power of the punch’s force had driven Lu Yin deep into the ground, and not even he knew how far into Dragon Mountain he currently was.
When the force of the punch finally ran out, Lu Yin found that his arms were numb, and he was unable to move.
This was the power of aurelian force, the peak of battle force. Ten lined battle force was completely useless against this power.
All around the Ancestral Dragon Altar, everyone watching the battle was left speechless. Aurelian force and a domain at the void realm rarely ever appeared. Mr. Tang was well respected by even powerful Semi-Progenitors because his domain had attained the void realm while Shi Xin had accomplished the equivalent by cultivating his battle force to aurelian force. It was a dominating, invincible power.
When aurelian force was used, a person would be invincible. This was the ultimate level that one could reach with battle force.
Shi Xin looked down and stared at the ground, waiting for Lu Yin to emerge.
Some distance away, Bai Teng was smiling. The moment Shi Xin’s aurelian force had appeared, forget about an Enlighter—even Envoys that had passed a stellular tribulation were not able to stand up to him. In the past, Shi Xin had challenged the Seventh Hero precisely by relying on his aurelian force.
The hearts of Ni Huang and the other members of the White Dragon Clan all sank. Aurelian force was not something that could be considered normal.
Qing Chen frowned. Shi Xin was not only terrifying because of his aurelian force, but also because he was from the same generation as the Seven Heroes. Even though so many years had passed, he still had not undergone another stellular tribulation, and he was at a level where he could pass one at any moment. He had an innate gift, battle force, and even secret techniques. This kind of person could make all his peers at the same cultivation realm feel helpless, so how could Long Qi, who was at a lower realm, possibly win?
The Celestial Frost Sect had prepared too well.
Deep underground, Lu Yin flexed his arm. He was once again able to move, so he pushed himself up and let out a pent up breath. His third meridian point really did provide him with a powerful vitality, allowing him to quickly recover from the damage of the punch he had received. Lu Yin was stuck. He had no power or attack that could break through the defense of Shi Xin’s aurelian force, so unless he was willing to use the Champions’ Stage or his God of Death Transformation, there was no path to victory.
“Come out. I know that you’re not badly injured,” Shi Xin said, his voice descending to Lu Yin from above.
Lu Yin moved out. His figure flashed, and he reappeared up aboveground, 100 meters away from Shi Xin.
Lu Yin stared at Shi Xin. Aurelian force still surged around Shi Xin, and Lu Yin could feel that the domineering power of the energy extended to not just the visible universe, but also the true universe.
Zhou Tang’s aurelian force covered a hundred miles, and it had let him easily kill one of the massive corpse kings that far surpassed the Envoy’s own power level. In comparison, Shi Xin’s aurelian force only covered a range of ten miles. Even though this was much smaller than Zhou Tang’s, it was still enough to catapult Shi Xin to the peak of his cultivation realm.
Lu Yin remembered a conversation that he had once had with Zhou Tang. Even though aurelian force was invincible, it was also impossible for a person to continuously use it. Thus, Lu Yin just needed to stall for time until Shi Xin’s aurelian force expired.
Shi Xin raised a hand and aimed it at Lu Yin with all five fingers pressed together. He then thrust an open palm towards Lu Yin. The attack blasted the void apart, leaving behind a black spatial tear that shot towards Lu Yin while carrying unparalleled destructive power.
An astral chessboard appeared beneath Lu Yin’s feet, and he moved.
His body appeared behind Shi Xin, but the Envoy instantly spun around and kicked out. Another shockwave shot forward, stirred up by the aurelian force, and it formed a massive, slashing attack. But this was within Lu Yin’s expectations. He knew that just the Ce Secret Art would not be enough to escape from Shi Xin. After all, the Envoy had been brought along specifically to deal with Lu Yin, and he must have received comprehensive information regarding Lu Yin’s strength and abilities.
Right as Shi Xin lashed out with a kick, Lu Yin dodged again with a Teleportation Formation.
Twice in a row, Lu Yin had managed to avoid Shi Xin’s attacks that were reinforced with his aurelian force. Shi Xin leaped up, and the void within a ten mile radius began roiling from his aurelian force. From high above, it looked as though the area was steaming. Suddenly, Shi Xin swung his hand down, and the aurelian force that had seeped into the area suddenly erupted. Lu Yin looked up, his face pale. He could not dodge this attack, as Shi Xin had locked Lu Yin down with aurelian force. A palm struck Lu Yin’s forehead, but the impact did not feel right to Shi Xin. It turned out that he had not struck Lu Yin’s forehead, but rather his palm. A terrible power countered Shi Xin’s attack, and he was forced back, trembling.
Shi Xin retreated a hundred meters and fell to the ground. After hitting the ground, he took another ten steps back. He looked up, only to see that he had not been countered by Lu Yin, but rather by a powerful Envoy who had survived three tribulations.
Lu Yin was actually thousands of meters away.
Spiritual Force? Shi Xin felt a flicker of fear as he stared at Lu Yin.
This Envoy realm powerhouse facing Shi Xin was from the Higher Realm, and he had come to congratulate the White Dragon Clan by himself. He was amazed at the horror of the aurelian force, though he did not expect to inexplicably appear on the field. Although he felt very aggrieved, it had also let him experience the power of aurelian force.
“That’s the spiritual force battle technique that he received from Semi-Progenitor Kui Luo,” someone suddenly said, his voice clearly expressing his displeasure. It seemed that either he or his ancestors had been harassed by Semi-Progenitor Kui Luo.
Someone else said, “It must be. So did he not just receive some resources? Elder Shi was confused by a spiritual force technique, not some regular battle technique. That has to be something inherited from Semi-Progenitor Kui Luo.”
“Long Qi really is Semi-Progenitor Kui Luo’s heir.”
Lu Yin’s brows rose high as he heard the misunderstanding grow.
“You have very powerful combat skills, but if you want to beat me with just this, it’s impossible,” Shi Xin stated in a deep voice as his aurelian force returned to a stable state.
Lu Yin shrugged. “Let’s keep going.”
As he spoke, he charged forward. He wanted to take advantage of the lull in Shi Xin’s aurelian force, as it meant that Shi Xin’s strength had waned. Lu Yin took the initiative to attack, and he sent out a Vacuum Palm. Unfortunately, despite the weakening of Shi Xin’s aurelian force, the stone veins covering his body had not disappeared yet. This layer of stone was his innate gift, and Lu Yin’s Vacuum Palms could not penetrate the stone, rendering them ineffective.
In the blink of an eye, the two were fighting once again. Fist met fist, palm met palm, and knees met knees. They fought like two savage beasts, and their movements shattered the void around them and created a black storm of spatial cracks.
In the distance, Wang Yun, who was standing behind Wang Si, watched as the void tore open to form a black storm. She saw Lu Yin use the Overlaying Stacks Path to stand up to Shi Xin, and the shock in Wang Yun’s eyes grew stronger and stronger. Stacking attacks, stacking attacks…
Suddenly, her expression completely changed.
“I remember now! It’s you! It’s you! You’re from the Forsaken Land!” Wang Yun screamed loudly, and her voice startled the people nearby.
Wang Si frowned. “Yun’er, what are you talking about?”
Wang Yun shouted while pointing at Lu Yin. “He’s not Long Qi! He’s from the Forsaken Land’s Astral Combat Academy!”
Even while fighting against Shi Xin, Lu Yin heard Wang Yun’s words. He was shocked, and he turned to stare at Wang Yun in amazement. He paid no attention to his surroundings, and Shi Xin punched Lu Yin straight in the chest, knocking him back. Unconcerned, Lu Yin had no time to deal with Shi Xin. He was staring at Wang Yun. How had this woman recognized him? She was the woman from the Wang family that he had met in the Yinshan District, right? How could she know that he was from the Fifth Mainland, and even know the name of the Astral Combat Academy?
Wang Yun’s words created a commotion in all directions, and Bai Teng quickly reacted, “Xiao Yun, is what you just said true?”
“Yun’er, this is a big deal, so you cannot joke about such things,” Wang Si warned.
Ni Huang and everyone else were all staring at Wang Yun, and the pressure she was facing suddenly spiked. She knew that it was not just the people she could see who were staring at her, as Progenitors Mu Xie and Long were also looking at her.
She stared straight at Lu Yin. “You are from the Forsaken Land! You were a student at the Astral Combat Academy! We fought in a tournament. I represented the Technocracy.”
Lightning flashed through Lu Yin’s mind. Yun, Yun… Is she that Yun?
After an impressive battle, “Yun” had defeated Liu Shaoqiu before losing to Lu Yin. During their match, Lu Yin had been quite impressed by Yun’s unpredictable power. However, he had never dreamed that the android he had fought from the Technocracy was actually this woman.
Lu Yin’s hands and feet went numb and a chill swept over his entire body. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Yun sneered. “You don’t know? I remember you very well! At that time, the Forsaken Land’s sky had been replaced by the Sixth Mainland. Regardless if the people there faced those from the Sixth Mainland or us, they would have all had their strength suppressed. However, you were an exception! I remember your name—Lu Yin!”
There was a crisp snap. The loud noise filled the sky and just barely covered the sound of the name that Wang Yun had just uttered. In the distance, the sky split open, and a pair of huge scarlet eyes with vertical pupils appeared. They stared at the Higher Realm and at Dragon Mountain.
The Tree Realm had been broken through once again, and a corpse king at the Progenitor level could be seen by the entire Perennial World. The Mother Tree shook.
Mu Xie suddenly appeared, a dignified expression on his face. He had no time to pay attention to what was happening on Dragon Mountain any longer. He disappeared in an instant, followed by Progenitor Long.
As for Lu Yin, he crushed Mister Mu’s jade talisman while simultaneously attacking Wang Yu with Skybreaker in an attempt to knock her out.
However, Wang Si noticed Lu Yin’s attack, and she glared at Lu Yin with murder in her eyes. “Junior, what are you trying to do?”
Lu Yin’s gaze was dagger-like.
“Xiao Yun, what did you just say his name was?” Bai Teng asked sharply.