I Have Countless Legendary Swords!
Chapter 538 - Chapter 538 – Ruin Demon Emperor
Chapter 538 - Chapter 538 – Ruin Demon Emperor
Demon God Tianwu walked over to Xu Qing’s cage and ripped it open as well, and Xu Qing rushed out.
As soon as he saw Demon God Tianwu, he roared and sprang at Demon God Tianwu.
Demon God Tianwu instinctively punched out, and Xu Qing was sent flying with a bang. He smashed through the Demon God Palace’s walls and crashed into a mountain; it was uncertain if he was still alive or not.
Zhou Xuanji hurriedly put Demon God Tianwu back into the Tianxia Map.
“Demon God Tianwu!” the old beggar cried out in shock, his tone filled with disbelief.
Zhou Xuanji said hurriedly, “Hurry up and run!”
After saying this, he leapt up first, and the old beggar followed behind him.
After the two of them flew out of the Demon God Palace, the old beggar flew towards Xu Qing.
Xu Qing had gone crazy, and he had charged into the demon army; his aura became more and more crazed.
The old beggar rushed over to Xu Qing, but Xu Qing grabbed him by the leg and repeatedly smashed him on the ground.
Zhou Xuanji felt quite speechless and hurriedly went over to help save Xu Qing.
Xu Qing’s cultivation was at Universe Heaven Level 18, and only with the old beggar’s help was Zhou Xuanji able to beat him back.
“Why are you trying to save him even though he’s gone mad? I haven’t seen you treat any other disciples like this. Is he your son?” Zhou Xuanji said grumpily. The situation was tense, and Yang Sha could only block Azure Demon Emperor and not attain victory in a short amount of time. If the Demonic Ancestor descended, they would be doomed.
The old beggar gritted his teeth and said, “He saved my life before!”
Zhou Xuanji took out the Soft Velvety Sword, wanting to sap Xu Qing’s strength, but Xu Qing slapped the sword away.
The old beggar took out a silver tower and sucked Xu Qing into it.
Linglong Pagoda? [TLN: A reference to the suppressing pagoda in Journey To The West]
Zhou Xuanji looked at the silver tower out of curiosity.
“Let’s split up; it’s too dangerous to follow me,” the old beggar said before quickly flying off.
Zhou Xuanji paused for a moment and almost cursed out.
What a thankless wretch!
Zhou Xuanji turned and flew in the opposite direction.
He did not go and find Mo Jiuqing. Since the old beggar had been saved, he would leave too.
With his strength, he could not help Yang Sha, so it was better for him to leave so that Yang Sha could also extricate himself.
On the way, he encountered many demons. He relied on the Cultivation-Absorbing Demon Sealer to carve out a bloody path.
After flying for 10,000 kilometers, no more demons chased after him.
The sound of the air being torn could be heard, and Zhou Xuanji instinctively dodged. A ray of black light pierced through his chest and nearly hit his heart.
This ray of black light was three fingers wide, and yet it could pierce through his body. It was quite terrifying.
He turned and saw a white-haired woman floating on a black cloud.
Her skin was blood-red, and she wore a loose red robe. Even though her facial features were quite pretty, she looked like she had walked out from a bloody lake, looking quite alarming.
She coldly looked at Zhou Xuanji and once again raised her right hand.
She was not someone he could beat!
Zhou Xuanji immediately ran, and moved at his full speed.
Another ray of black light shot out, piercing through his right arm. The pain caused his face of spasm.
This black light contained a powerful corrosive energy, making it so that his body could not quickly recover. It even had slight damaging effects on his soul.
“The Demon Realm’s Ruin Demon Emperor. It’s said that she is the closest existence to the Demonic Ancestor, and she is stronger than even Azure Demon Emperor,” Sovereign Xuan introduced.
Ghost Emperor Zhangtian cursed out, “It was this old demon; she was the one who caused my death!”
Zhou Xuanji could not help him take revenge; right now, he could only dodge and run.
Two more rays of black light shot out incredibly quickly. Zhou Xuanji was hit in both legs, and blood sprayed everywhere. He was unable to dodge at all.
He did not turn and attack Ruin Demon Emperor because she was too powerful.
“She’s toying with me!” Zhou Xuanji was enraged; he was already prepared to be reborn.
At that moment, a powerful wind descended behind him.
He instinctively slashed backwards with his sword.
Ruin Demon Emperor stepped on his back, breaking his backbone, and the terrifying power almost caused him to faint.
Following this, he fell into a forest, causing dust to billow.
Ruin Demon Emperor floated in the air and condescendingly laughed as she said, “You only have such meager strength, and yet you dare to fight with the Demon Race?”
She opened her mouth and unleashed a yellow stream that flooded into the forest.
All of the threes that were touched by the stream were instantly turned into ash.
In fewer than three breaths of time, the surrounding 10,000 meters of forest was burned to the ground. As for Zhou Xuanji, he was gone.
Ruin Demon Emperor smirked and flew back towards the Demon God Palace.
Under the sunlight, Zhou Xuanji felt quite warm. He opened his eyes and saw the mottled outline of tree leaves.
He opened his eyes wide and found that he was hanging on a tree.
His body was covered with natural silk, and only his head was free, making him look like a chrysalis.
“What’s going on…” Zhou Xuanji frowned as he muttered. At that moment, a figure walked over.
It was the old immortal who had taken him in for three years while he waited for the Heavenly Saint to appear.
He could not help but ask, “Why am I here?”
The old immortal had a faint smile on his face as he said, “You nearly died in the Ruin Demon Emperor’s poisonous fluids. I used a great divine ability to transport you from far away.”
Zhou Xuanji recalled what had happened before he fainted, and he hurriedly asked the Sword Spirit where his swords were.
The Sword Spirit replied that when he had been transported, it had collected all of his swords.
Hearing this, Zhou Xuanji let out a sigh of relief.
He said out of gratitude, “Thank you, senior.”
The old immortal shook his head and said, “You are indeed of the younger generation.”
He walked to the three and sat down, leaning against the trunk.
He looked towards the horizon and his gaze became gentle.
He sighed and said, “Back then, your teacher and I came here together. Back then, there was not the Heavenly Law or nine Saints. Back then, I was in a hurry to leave, but your teacher was not willing. He said he wanted to help the creatures here develop civilization and wisdom. We ended up having a conflict and went our separate ways.
“I traveled to the Void, wanting to find a way home, but was unsuccessful.”
Zhou Xuanji’s eyes widened; what did this mean?
The old immortal and old beggar were not from the Wanshen Great Thousand?
“I traveled for hundreds of millions of years and continuously failed. After wandering aimlessly, I returned here. By then, the world had greatly transformed. The Heavenly Law had been established and five of the nine Saints had appeared. Your teacher disrupted the rules of the Heavenly Law and was suppressed by the Heavenly Law. I saved him, but I was also injured. From then onwards, I hid in the Great Thousand World, recovering from my injuries, waiting for hope to return.
“Now, there are more and more Great Thousand Worlds. There are countless creatures of various races and I have given up on hope, but your teacher hasn’t. He continues to take disciples, hoping to develop existences who can surpass the Heavenly Law and take us home.”
A sorrowful expression appeared on the old immortals’ face; those memories were already hazy in his mind.
Even with the most powerful cultivation, they could not defend against the mercilessness of time.
Zhou Xuanji asked, “Where is your home?”
The old immortal looked at him and smiled as he said, “At the end of the Void. As for exactly how far away it is, I don’t know either. That place is called Kunlun Origin Court.”
Kunlun Origin Court!
Zhou Xuanji’s expression was one of interest, and he was intrigued by the word ‘Kunlun’.
Kunlun often appeared in China’s legends and represented the land of immortals.
He asked, “What is Kunlun Origin Court like? Is it like the Great Thousand Worlds?”
The old immortal sighed and said, “No, it’s completely different. I can’t reveal too much, or else I will be shunned by the Heavenly Law.”