Chapter 3300: The Death of Dugu Wen
The two Celestial Beasts that appeared at Dugu Wen’s back were none other than the Ning Dragons.
When Duan Ling Tian was in the Genius Secret Realm located in the Jade Emperor Heaven’s Nan Dou Territory, Huan’er had promised the Ning Dragons to bring them out of the Genius Secret Realm in exchange for letting them pass unimpeded into the remnant of a Realm of Gods. Eventually, the World Cleansing Divine Water managed to convince the Ning Dragons to temporarily Duan Ling Tian and promised that Duan Ling Tian would set them free when the time came.
‘Their joint attacks are not inferior to the attacks of an ordinary titled Celestial Emperor. However, they could only unleash such an attack three times…’ Duan Ling Tian remembered the World Cleansing Divine Water’s words as though she had just said them yesterday.
After the Ning Dragons’ first attack landed successfully, Duan Ling Tian charged out with the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword in hand without any hesitation at all.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
A series of sword cry rang in the air as the seven-colored sword rays rained down on the vines that bound the Pine Willow Divine Tree before severing them. Under normal circumstances, the vines would regenerate. Strangely, at this moment, the vines Duan Ling Tian severed did not regenerate at all. Moreover, Dugu Wen seemed to be severely injured at this moment.
The backlash from the attack caused his Qi circulation to deviate, and he spat out a mouthful of blood. His expression darkened when looked up and saw Duan Ling Tian had successfully severed his vines. He said frostily, “Brat, you tricked me!”
At this moment, if Dugu Wen still did not realize he had been tricked, he would have lived for such a long time in vain!
Dugu Wen’s body flashed, avoiding the Ning Dragons’ onslaught of attacks. However, as he was about to make his next move, the branches from the Pine Willow Divine Tree that had been released from their restraints suddenly moved toward him and trapped him in just a blink of an eye.
“Constrict” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes glinted coldly.
At this moment, Dugu Wen was still entangled with the branches from the Pine Willow Divine Tree in the air. Even the manifestation of the Pine Willow Divine Tree from the Godly Image Phenomenon uprooted itself flew toward Dugu Wen.
“Attack!” At the same time, the World Cleansing Divine Water’s voice rang in Duan Ling Tian and the Ning Dragons’ minds.
The Ning Dragons flashed away before they unleashed their joint attack again at top speed. In just an instant, a ferocious energy swept toward who was still trying to free himself from the branches of the Pine Willow Divine Tree.
“No!” Dugu Wen cried out. He had just mustered up all his energy to break free of the restraints from the Pine Willow Divine Tree when the Ning Dragons’ joint attack landed on him.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The sounds of explosions rang in the air as the severely injured Dugu Wen that was still being restrained was hit with another joint attack from the Ning Dragons. He spat out a mouthful of blood again, staining his face red. He looked extremely wretched at this moment.
“Damn it! A puny Celestial Lord managed to reduce me to such a state! This is unforgivable!” Dugu Wen was furious. His body flashed before he seemed to turn into a thread of silk, easily escaping the branches of the Pine Willow Divine Tree. This was one of the 100 transformations he mastered that was unique to the Hundred Colors Flower.
“Finally managed to free yourself?” Duan Ling Tian was already waiting for Dugu Wen when Dugu Wen escaped.
“Brat, without the Pine Willow Divine Tree, you wouldn’t have been a match for me even if I’m severely injured.” The thread of silk flashed before Dugu Wen’s teenager form appeared. He stared at Duan Ling Tian coldly before he charged toward Duan Ling Tian with his Emperor Grade Celestial Spear in hand. He knew it was imperative he killed Duan Ling Tian before the branches and the Ning Dragons attacked again. Otherwise, the severity of his injuries, he would surely die!
Dugu Wen felt incredibly humiliated that he was pushed into such a desperate situation by a Celestial Lord even if he knew Duan Ling Tian was no ordinary Celestial Lord due to his mastery of the Godly Image Phenomenon and the two Ning Dragons that were as strong as titled Celestial Lords after joining forces. In fact, his severe injuries were caused by the two Ning Dragons.
“Duan Ling Tian, I want to see how you’re going to fight me without the Ning Dragons and the manifestation of the Pine Willow Divine Tree from the Godly Image Phenomenon!” As Dugu Wen spoke, his weakened Celestial Origin Energy that had been boosted by the triple-profundity fusion from the law of wood shot into the long spear in his hand. As his first attack swept toward Duan Ling Tian, he prepared to unleash his other techniques.
“After sustaining such serious injuries, your Celestial Origin Energy now is only comparable to an ordinary Celestial Emperor at most. That’s not enough to kill me.” Duan Ling Tian remained unfazed by Dugu Wen’s attack as he smiled disdainfully. The Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword returned to his body before a seven-colored sword ray shrouded by five powerful energies shot out of his mouth toward Dugu Wen.
“This…” Dugu Wen could clearly sense the energy from the Five Divine Elements as the sword ray drew closer to him.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Alas, before Dugu Wen could react, the seven-colored sword ray breached destroyed his attacks. His comprehension of the law of wood was undoubtedly rather high, but it did not matter if his Celestial Origin Energy was weak. At this moment, his Celestial Origin Energy strength was so greatly weakened that its force was no better than Duan Ling Tian’s Celestial Origin Energy.
Duan Ling Tian and Dugu Wen’s Celestial Origin Energies were the same at this moment. However, due to Dugu Wen’s higher comprehension of the law of wood, he thought he had a slight advantage. In Dugu Wen’s opinion, even if he was severely injured he would still be able to kill Duan Ling Tian. As long as he killed Duan Ling Tian, he would be able to survive. Alas, he did not expect that Duan Ling Tian still had hidden trump cards.
‘He has the… the Five Divine Elements!’ This was the last thought in Dugu Wen’s mind before he died. When Duan Ling Tian’s seven-colored sword ray destroyed his attacks, apart from the law of space, he could sense the power of the Five Divine Elements. Moreover, he could sense all Five Divine Elements had evolved to a rather high form.
After killing Dugu Wen, Duan Ling Tian heaved a long sigh of relief. “Since the energies from the Five Divine Elements were only exposed that split second before his death, he shouldn’t have had time to disclose this matter to anyone through a message…”
Indeed. Dugu Wen had discovered the presence of the Five Divine Elements too late. He did not have any time to inform anyone about this matter. However, after he transformed into a thread of silk to escape the restraints from the branches of the Pine Willow Divine Tree, he had sent a message to his brother, Dugu Wu.
“Brother, I might die in the brat’s hands. I was too careless. Not only does he possess a devata artifact with a soul, but he also has a pair of Ning Dragons at his beck and call. The combined strength of the two Ning Dragons is comparable to that of a titled Celestial Emperor. Due to the Ning Dragons’ sneak attack, I’m seriously injured. The only way for me to survive is to kill him. However, even if I kill him, the Ning Dragons might still kill me after that. Come here as fast as you can!” This was Dugu Wen’s final message to Dugu Wu.
Duan Ling Tian was right about it. Dugu Wen had only discovered the Five Divine Elements at the final moment before his death, hence, he did not manage to send a message. However, when he transformed into a thread of silk to escape from the willow branches, he managed to send a few messages to Dugu Wu.
“Let’s go!” Duan Ling Tian said after claiming Dugu Wen’s Spatial Ring and putting them away. After the Ning Dragons returned to his Little World, he teleported away. Although he was sure Dugu Wen did not manage to expose the fact that he possessed the Five Divine Elements, he knew there was a chance Dugu Wen had disclosed the location of their battle to Dugu Wu. There was no doubt Dugu Wu was on his way here. Even with Xu Lang helping him stall for time, it was impossible for Xu Lang to stall for such a long time.
Therefore, after killing Dugu Wen, Duan Ling Tian left as fast as he could. At the same time, he sent messages to Huan’er and the others to inform them of his safety.
“I’m safe now… I’ll see all of you in the Heavenly Pool Palace.”
When Huan’er and the others received Duan Ling Tian’s message during their journey back to the Heavenly Pool Palace, all of them were filled with relief. The silence and heave atmosphere that followed them finally eased now that they knew Duan Ling Tian was safe.
Hu Mei could not help ask curiously, “Little Junior Brother, how did you escape?”
“I killed him,” Duan Ling Tian replied to Hu Mei. At the same time, he was also conversing with Xu Lang and Wen Wan’er. All three of them had asked him the same question. Huan’er was the only one who did not ask him this question.
Needless to say, Xu Lang, Hu Mei, and Wen Wan’er were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s reply. Was it really possible for Duan Ling Tian to kill Dugu Wen?
Meanwhile, Dugu Wu who was rushing toward Dugu Wen was suddenly overcome with a sense of unease. He stopped dead in his tracks before he brought something out. When he saw the shattered Soul Pearl in his hand, his expression changed greatly. “Brother!”