Chapter 696: Trump Card
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In what seemed to be a deadlock, the other four arms of the evil multi-armed king began to take action. It threw the balls of dark energy which it had previously condensed towards Reynolds, who was still stuck in the deadlock. If he were to be hit, he would surely be turned to ashes.
Gong Yi rushed in from the side, flying in a spiral-like motion and clutching a dagger in each hand. He was targeting one of the Evil King’s heads, but a dark energy ball was sent flying toward his face the next instant.
Gong Yi was sent flying, as though he had been struck by bolts of lightning.
“I will get my revenge!” Sister Hong mustered up her remaining strength to deliver a final blow. She forcefully released her Blood Red Dharma Idol. The gigantic snake head snarled with a twisted expression, as though it was about to spit venom. However, it shielded Reynolds instead as it was too weak to do so.
Rumble! Bang, bang!
The phantom of the huge Blood Red Cobra was smited into oblivion. On the other hand, Sister Hong did not even have the time to react before she collapsed onto the ground. Her body lay soft and limp, with her life or death unknown.
Terrifying explosive shockwaves rippled outwards, only a few meters away from Reynolds.
Pa pa pa pa pa pa~
The blasts of air currents were like bullets. Even Reynolds, who was at the Initial Heroic Soul Stage and had a strong and healthy physique, would not be able to withstand it at all. As he was struck by the air currents, his head instantly spun. Alas, his mind remained clear as ever. Reynolds had little concern for his own life; his entire existence was based on delivering a promise to his family. However, as he watched Sister Hong shield him from the attack with her life, he was dumbfounded.
The ripples in Reynolds’s subconsciousness immediately began to twist and distort, similar to a lighting bolt flashing across a dark night, cracking the endless and deathly silent night open.
Whether it was the air current blast, remaining power from the blast or heaviness of the bone whip…
All of them completely disappeared at that particular moment. Reynolds’s mind grew blank and all thoughts disappeared. There was only one crazy thought coming from deep within his heart: it was for his soul power to increase to the maximum.
“Fuck you! Die, bastard!”
The original Heart Blade could already inflict heavy damage, but at this moment, its power surged with an extremely terrifying might. A huge unimaginable oppression dissipated within a split second, igniting his soul and building up a powerful attack that will surely kill the other party. With an original height of around six meters or so, the blade force was suddenly boosted by a few times, growing to a width of around six meters and a height of more than 10 meters.
The boosted blade force extended outward in the twinkling of an eye and slashed across the evil multi-armed king’s face and its incomparably hard bronze skin split wide open. At the same time, the power of the blade force surged further, as though a powerful god from the olden days had flown into a rage, cleaving the sky and splitting the earth!
An impossible-to-withstand power pierced through the two bloody red whips and they were chopped into two. That was not all that was left from the enormous blade force. It chopped downward with lightning speed.
The evil multi-armed king’s hairs stood on their ends. But this was a 5th rank Evil Demon with unimaginable quick reflexes, and in the blink of an eye, it managed to tilt its body sideways to avoid a direct impact.
Fresh blood splattered everywhere. This was truly Evil Demon Blood. Blood flowed as though it was water from an open tap, flew mid-air and then splattered on the ground. As one of its heads on the right side was split open, its corresponding two arms immediately sagged as they lost their controller. In a split second, the evil multi-armed king staggered backward violently and a terrifying dark energy engulfed the surroundings, which proceeded to wrap itself around the demon’s wound. As black as jet-black ink, the dark energy stopped the bleeding instantly, and the evil multi-armed king was truly enraged this time.
It could not believe that these ant-like humans — lifeforms as puny as worms — could injure it so severely.
Reynolds gritted his teeth as he felt completely powerless. The previous attack was actually all the strength he could muster. It was a pity that the attack failed to kill the demon. This 5th rank Evil Demon was too crafty and had too-quick reflexes. At such high Heroic Soul Stages, to be higher by one tier did not mean that one would definitely have the upper hand. However, the top speed and reflexes could truly make people of lower ranks be filled with despair.
Sympathy and anger flashed across Reynolds’s mind, but only for a split second. Following that, he felt extreme fatigue. The spiritual soul attacks of Heroic Soul Soldiers were rather similar to Dharma Idol attacks, both falling under the Soul Domination ability. They could be seen as extreme explosive attacks, and, as long as they are utilized properly, a soldier’s original power could be boosted multiple times.
However, such attacks last for too short a time. Even one attack might expend all of one’s Soul Power. To say that it would make people feel tired was an understatement. The overexertion might even damage the origin power of one’s body or soul.
The previous attack had truly exceeded Reynolds’s bodily control limit by too much, far more than during the battle with the 2-headed Cerberi. His consciousness blurred within a split second and he collapsed to the ground from mid-air, head facing downward.
The evil multi-armed king hated this human to the core, thus he stretched forward in an attempt to capture him. However, a sudden white light blinded him as a figure leapt in from the side at top speed. The figure caught Reynolds before he crashed to the ground and flew to the cliff wall across from them.
Due to being heavily wounded, the evil multi-armed king’s strength and speed was reduced significantly, allowing the figure to save Reynolds successfully.
Wang Zhong then laid Reynolds’s body on the ground. Having been thrown into a cliff wall previously, the bones in his body had nearly cracked. The combat strength of one at the Casted Soul Stage was utterly useless in this high-level battle. Such were the side effects of the Casted Soul Stage: needing time to increase one’s strike.
At that particular moment, the surface of Wang Zhong’s body glistened with a layer of faint silvery glow, radiating a much higher combat level, completely different from the previous moment. The evil multi-armed king was also furious; that thing which it had smacked into the cliff wall casually actually did not die and took advantage of its injured state, daring to appear in front of it again.
As it was about to smack Wang Zhong, it suddenly felt a stronger threat from behind.
It was Gong Yi???
His whole body sparkled with golden light as he condensed his power; at the same time, what seemed to be a phantom began to form behind him.
Gong Yi had a Dharma Idol as well???
Not only did he have one, but he was actually the most powerful person on the team. His Dharma Idol was human-like!
“Help me stall it, Wang Zhong!” Gong Yi said in a low voice. Even though his Dharma Idol was powerful, time was needed to boost his Dharma Idol to match such monsters. This was a problem his Dharma Idol faced when pitted against super powerhouses, but it might also be due to his low level.
Gong Yi’s Dharma Idol took form. It was a smiling man in a suit, fiddling with… a pack of shiny cards. It was his Dharma Idol, God of Gamblers. [E/N: Chow Yun-fat makes an appearance???] If they were up against regular opponents, direct attacks would suffice. However, there was a need to shuffle the cards to select the strongest attack combination for a 5th rank dimensional lifeform.
Gong Yi started to drip with sweat. Sister Hong and Reynolds were already down; Little Xin was basically useless; there was only Wang Zhong left to fight the monster. How could it be possible for someone at the Casted Soul Stage to stall it? More importantly, the Evil King was smart enough to ignore Wang Zhong completely.
However, in the blink of an eye, a glow alternating between black and white appeared directly in front. Was it an aura of a Dharma Idol?
Wang Zhong was stunned. Even Sister Hong and Reynolds, who were on the verge of death, stared dumbfounded. What the hell just happened? How could someone at the Casted Soul Stage condense a Dharma Idol?
The evil multi-armed king was utterly confused. Heroic Soul Dharma Idols and soul tools etc., were rather rare even amidst the hundreds-of-thousands-large human armies in the past. What the hell was happening? He had assumed that it would be a piece of cake to handle the mere five people he stopped, but unexpectedly, four of them were at a combat level capable of summoning Dharma Idols.
Most importantly, he sensed an even greater threat emitting from the black-and-white Dharma Idol.