Chapter 1252 - Chapter 57 Besieged
Chapter 57 Besieged
In the Imperial Palace, the battle behind the Martial Telling Gate was still going on. Every once in a while, some guards or guests would be killed by the other side.
However, the side that suffered the most casualties was the Third Prince’s men.
The Crown Prince already had a large number of guests on his side, and he had two hundred guards. However, the Third Prince’s men were at a disadvantage mostly because they didn’t have the help of Rong Si’s three powerful guardian experts.
The Third Prince was infuriated, but there was nothing he could do.
Now that the city gate was closed, he had no way to retreat even if he wanted to.
As for the four people who were having the final showdown of the battle-
Although Qian Jianwen and the other two wanted to help their men, they did not act rashly because they needed to deal with Ding Hao, whose strength they were uncertain about.
And just now, in order not to have the three of them disturb the Crown Prince, Ding Hao had set up a layer of restriction formation......
Although this restriction formation was not very powerful, it could not be easily broken. Even a master at the peak of the True Immortal Realm or even Qian Jianwen could not break it with a full blow.
Ding Hao looked at them and suddenly said, “Guys, it must have taken you a lot to reach your cultivation level. If possible, please stop helping Third Prince and leave.”
Ding Hao was not a bloodthirsty person. If possible, he did not want to fight with these three people, or even kill them.
Unfortunately, the three of them did not appreciate Ding Hao’s kindness.
Zhu Yubo snorted coldly. “How arrogant! Don’t tell me you think you can easily defeat the three of us.”
Ying Gaoxuan’s face darkened and he didn’t say anything. However, it was obvious from his expression that he didn’t plan on retreating.
After looking at Ding Hao for a while, Qian Jianwen suddenly said, “I admit that your cultivation is very strong, maybe even stronger than mine. However, it’s still too whimsical for you to ask us to leave like this.”
Ding Hao sighed and said, “Since you insist, I can only show no mercy. Let’s do it!”
As soon as he finished speaking, Qian Jianwen on the opposite side suddenly made a move. He held the ancient sword in his hand, took a step forward, and instantly teleported to Ding Hao.
His arm moved as the ancient sword swung.
Sword radiance burst forth.
In an instant, the surroundings were filled with a gust of towering sword Qi. The oppressive sword Qi made a sizzling sound in the void.
As expected, the Semi Eternal Realm master could not be underestimated.
Merely a casual slash from him had already attained such strength.
“He deserves to be the No. 1 Master in the Third Prince’s Mansion! His strength is really amazing!” Ding Hao praised in his heart, but his face did not change. His arm also moved, and the Rusted Sword was wielded horizontally to take the ancient sword head-on.
Sword Qi flew in all directions, sparks flying everywhere.
Terrifying light waves spread out, and the ground instantly cracked, the cracks spreading out like a spider web.
Qian Jianwen didn’t stop his attack even though his first move failed.
The ancient sword cut along the Rusted Sword, making a sound of the metal collision, and stabbed directly at Ding Hao.
The flowery sword shadows were like rain, as fast as lightning, without the slightest hesitation.
Such speed and swordsmanship left everyone sighing in amazement.
The ancient sword tore through the air, biting over like a silver lightning python.
Ding Hao smiled slightly and did not panic at all. After taking a step aside, he dodged the ancient sword. Then, he waved the Rusted Sword, which drew a crescent arc and slashed back at Qian Jianwen.
Qian Jianwen narrowed his eyes, but he didn’t lag behind. He turned around in the void, only an inch away from the Rusted Sword, and barely avoided it.
Then, he waved his right hand again.
Sword Qi wound around, slashing at Ding Hao again.
Ding Hao was slightly surprised. Although the opponent’s cultivation level was lower than his, Qian Jianwen was experienced and was not a person who could be easily defeated.
The ancient sword had arrived. Ding Hao no longer hesitated and went straight to it.
The two figures collided again.
Cling! Cling! Cling!
The sound of divine weapons clashing rang through the air and continuously erupted, which was ear-splitting.
Even the sound of fighting a hundred meters away was suppressed.
Sword Lights, sword shadows, and figures flickered. The two swordsmen were like ghosts that seemed real yet illusory, causing others to be unable to distinguish them.
In the end, there were only Sword Lights and figures in the field. Sword Qi shot toward the surroundings while sword radiance was everywhere, and dust rose into the air.
“Brother Qian’s sword technique has actually been suppressed. This man’s cultivation level is truly higher than Brother Qian’s, and his swordsmanship is so superb as well!” Zhu Yubo’s eyes ceaselessly revolved along with the movements of the two people in the field, and his expression revealed astonishment.
“If Brother Qian is defeated, then even the two of us won’t be a match for him. In my opinion, it’s best for us all to fight together and deal with him before we can assist Third Prince.” Ying Gaoxuan suggested.
As soon as he finished speaking, a dull groan came from the battlefield.
Some blood spurted out.
The two figures separated the moment they touched each other.
Qian Jianwen retreated to Zhu Yubo’s side. He was staggering. Blood flowed out of his abdomen and dyed his clothes red.
After a round of offensive and defensive battles, Qian Jianwen had his flaw spotted and was stabbed by Ding Hao.
The two of them landed on the ground and did not continue their fight immediately.
“Brother Qian, we’ll help you!” Ying Gaoxuan took a step forward, and the Golden Steel Whip in his hand began to flash with golden light, looking aggressive.
Qian Jianwen’s face darkened. Just as he was about to say something, Zhu Yubo suddenly stepped forward and grabbed the shaft of the Golden Tiger Head Spear with his right hand. At the same time, he said, “Brother Qian, I know what you are thinking, but now Third Prince’s matter is more important. We have to focus on the overall situation. If we don’t get rid of this man, he will definitely become a big problem for us…”
Qian Jianwen hesitated, and his eyes flickered with unwillingness. But after a while, he still said determinedly, “Alright then!”
It was as if he had used all his strength to say those words.
With his proud self-esteem, he didn’t want to win in this way, but Zhu Yubo was right. They had to focus on the overall situation, and Qian Jianwen also knew that in the battle just now, it was extremely difficult for him to defeat Ding Hao.
After getting Qian Jianwen’s answer, Zhu Yubo and Ying Gaoxuan looked at each other and immediately burst out the aura of the peak of the True Immortal Realm, which was getting stronger and stronger.
A horrible aura lingered around the Golden Tiger Head Spear and the Golden Steel Whip in their hands. They stepped forward and turned into two black shadows, shooting at Ding Hao.
The two divine weapons danced at the same time. Spear shadows and whip shadows instantly appeared, rushing over like a tide in an imposing manner.
At this moment, Qian Jianwen also rushed over.
On the way, the ancient sword in his right hand moved forward, and a streak of crescent sword Qi burst out in an instant, blooming between heaven and earth, shooting straight at Ding Hao.
The three arrived in front of Ding Hao successively.
Ding Hao’s face was expressionless, and the Rusted Sword in his hand was dancing rapidly.
A burst of amazing sword Qi shot out and instantly broke Qian Jianwen’s sword Qi. After that, Ding Hao did not retreat. Instead, he advanced and met Zhu Yubo’s and Ying Gaoxuan’s attacks head-on.
Ding Hao waved his hand casually, and countless sword Qi burst out, instantly intertwining into dense sword nets.
Layers upon layers of sword nets blocked the spear shadows and whip shadows, wrapping around them.
Cling! Cling! Cling!
The spear shadows and whip shadows landed on the sword nets. Immediately, the sound of metal clashing could be heard.
However, the number of spear shadows and whip shadows continued to decrease, while the sword nets did not weaken at all, which still wrapped around them.
At the same time that the sword nets completely enveloped the spear shadows and whip shadows, a dazzling light that was like a comet suddenly flashed by.
There rang out an explosive sound.
The sword nets, spear shadows, and whip shadows dissipated at the same time.
Ding Hao stopped and stood there.
As for Qian Jianwen and the other two, they moved and formed a triangle, surrounding Ding Hao.
Qian Jianwen looked at Ding Hao and said, “Normally, even if I were to lose, I wouldn’t deal with you in this way. Unfortunately, at this time, I can only do this.”
Ding Hao shrugged indifferently as if he wasn’t pressured at all. Instead, he smiled and said, “It doesn’t matter. There is not much difference for me even if the three of you attack me together.”
“Humph, you’re talking big!”
His words immediately aroused the ire of Zhu Yubo and Ying Gaoxuan......
Qian Jianwen was also a little angry. He didn’t want the three of them to fight together. It took him a lot of effort to make up his mind. Now when he heard Ding Hao’s words, how could he not be angry?
Without further hesitation, the three of them attacked furiously right away.
Ding Hao laughed wildly and went up to them.
It was one against three.
Another astonishing and terrifying battle broke out.
The battle continued, miserable cries sounding one after another.
After a long time, Crown Prince Rong Fu, who had killed countless soldiers, was finally going to deal with his third brother, Rong Si.
The two of them looked at each other. Under the sunlight, their armor bloomed with dazzling light. They appeared mighty and extraordinary. The blood on them made them look like War Gods.
The one on the left was dressed in gold, and the one on the right was dressed in silver.
Corpses, broken limbs, and blood littered the ground around them.
“Your Highness, run now, run… Ah…” Not far away, the last soldier in black armor shouted at the Third Prince, but as soon as he finished speaking, he was chopped to death by several other guards.
After dealing with the last soldier, Long Hong and Wei Ye were covered in blood and their armor was broken. However, they did not even frown as they brought the remaining half of their men behind Crown Prince Rong Fu. They knelt and shouted in unison, “Your Highness, the rebels have been eliminated.”
“Alright!” The Crown Prince did not look back. After responding, he waved his hand and motioned for them to leave.
“Well, Your Highness…” Long Hong and Wei Ye exchanged a glance and hesitated. However, Wusun Liuce’s gaze indicated for them to stand up and lead their men to retreat to the side.
Crown Prince Rong Fu pointed the silver sword in his hand at the Third Prince and said calmly, “Third Brother, you have lost today. Still, I get to be the final winner!”
“I’ve lost? I’m the Third Prince! I’ve planned this for so long, and you’re telling me I’ve lost? I… I’ve really lost this time…” The Third Prince roared with laughter when he heard what Rong Fu said. There was indignation, unwillingness, and self-deprecation in his laughter.
After a long time, his laughter finally stopped.
He faced Rong Fu, and his expression returned to normal. “Big Brother, I admit that my plan has failed this time, but as long as Elder Qian and the other two finish off that person, what can you do even if you have the numbers advantage?”
He believed that as long as he had his three guardian experts, he could make a comeback at any time. Even if all his soldiers and guests died, even if this plan failed, and even if the throne did not belong to him in the future, he would still be confident enough to believe that he could rise again.
This kind of blind confidence came from his trust in the strength of Qian Jianwen and the other two.
One of them was in the Semi Eternal Realm, and the other two were at the peak of the True Immortal Realm. He knew better than anyone else that he was powerful to get what he wanted with the assistance of these three absolute experts.
Therefore, even if he failed completely this time, it would not be a big deal.