Chapter 1280: The Heavenly Enchantress’ Strength (Two)
All the Saint Kings were secretly shocked by what the great elders from the Changyang clan had said. Drastic changes occurred to their opinions of the Heavenly Enchantress, and some of them even felt extremely fearful of her.
Although they did not know her exact strength right now, she was actually bold enough to even provoke a protector clan. At the same time, they could tell from what the great elders had said that she was directly connected to the sealing of the Changyang clan. That was not something an ordinary person would or could do.
The few authoritative Saint Kings of Mercenary Cities all became doubtful. Some of them knew the Heavenly Enchantress extremely well, but she never would have been able to do something like that with their prior understanding, to influence a powerful protector clan.
“Changyang Qing Yun, what has exactly happened? Were there some misunderstandings between you and Shangguan Mu’er?” The grand elder asked in doubt. He refused to believe that the Heavenly Enchantress possessed the power to shake an entire protector clan. Perhaps due to the fact that the Heavenly Enchantress walked a unique path of cultivation, none of them could see through her strength. She kept her presence erased as well, which made it even more impossible. This was why the elders still believed that the Heavenly Enchantress was a Saint Ruler.
Changyang Qing Yun stared at her with a darkened expression and said through gritted teeth, “So your name is Shangguan Mu’er.” He then turned to the grand elder and said with a apel face, “The traitor Jian Chen and the two magical beasts attacked our Changyang clan back then and used a secret technique in an attempt to seal our World Gate. They wanted to trap us all in the miniature world, but we’re still a protector clan that has existed for over a million years. Our heritage is so powerful that even when the two of them possessed strength equal to Saint Emperors, sealing our clan was just wishful thinking.”
Many Saint Kings secretly nodded. All these people understood just how powerful the protector clans on the continent were. Although they did not possess any Saint Emperors in this current age, their heritage still existed. Even Saint Emperors could not abuse them. Sealing a protector clan probably could only be achieved when several Saint Emperors worked together, so just two Great Perfection Saint King magical beasts with origin weapons and armor obviously would not have been enough.
Changyang Zu Xiao, Changyang Zu Yunxiao, and the other protector clans that had gathered here listened with all their attention. All of them knew that the heritage of all ten protector clans was basically the same. They all had an extraordinary Emperor Armament, eighteen divine halls, and all had an Origin Formation that could claim the lives of Saint Emperors. With such a great heritage, even if the protector clan could not go on the offensive against two Saint Emperors, they could still defend. Sealing them was virtually impossible because sealing a protector clan was far more difficult than attack one. As a result, they were all extremely curious as to how the magical beasts managed to seal up the Changyang clan.
Changyang Qing Yun continued, “Afterward, our clan used our Origin Formation. It’s powerful, but it needs to be charged up. Just as all the experts of the clan were charging it up, a zither note suddenly appeared that could attack the souls of people. It knocked all the people in the clan unconscious other than us Saint Kings in a short moment. The activation of the formation failed, and coupled with the fact that the five of us were exhausted, the magical beasts used this opportunity to seal us up.”
“What did you say? That zither note knocked everyone unconscious, including Saint Rulers?” A Saint King from another protector clan asked in doubt.
Changyang Qing Yun sternly nodded, “Correct. The zither note possessed an extremely powerful soul attack, such that only Saint Kings could resist it.”
Everyone gasped. This was definitely unmatched, music possessing such wondrous effects.
The grand elder asked the Heavenly Enchantress, “Shangguan Mu’er, is that all true? Did you really interfere secretly?” The Saint Kings of Mercenary City still found it difficult to believe because the Heavenly Enchantress never had such an ability from what they remembered. Her achievements in the zither were indeed extremely great, but they could not believe that she powerful enough that Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Rulers could not resist.
The Heavenly Enchantress nodded slightly and admitted to what she had done. She looked at the five great elders and said, “Are only protector clans allowed to abuse people on the continent and no one else is allowed to do the same back? If you want revenge, come at me.”
“Hmph, what an ignorant girl. Do you really think that you are invincible on the continent just because you know some soul attacks? Allow me to witness your way of the zither today,” Changyang Qing Yun immediately bellowed in fury.
“Changyang Qing Yun, Shangguan Mu’er, our continent is currently facing an even greater threat. It’s not time for us to fight with each other. It’ll only weaken our own strength,” the grand elder of Mercenary City tried to persuade them. He wanted to stop this battle. Changyang Qing Yun was already a Saint King at Great Perfection. He did not believe that the Heavenly Enchantress was his opponent.
Changyang QIng Yun smiled hideously. He had already made up his mind to teach the Heavenly Enchantress a proper lesson. He opened his mouth, and just as he was about to tell the grand elder that he would not threaten the Heavenly Enchantress’ life, he was cut off by her.
“Don’t worry, grand elder. I know how far to go. I will not threaten his life.” Although the Heavenly Enchantress’ voice was cold, it was filled with confidence.
Changyang Qing Yun’s face hardened as his pale face immediately became filled with fury. That was what he wanted to say originally, but he had never thought that the Heavenly Enchantress would speak such bold words instead. Changyang Qing Yun immediately became utterly furious when he thought about the fact that he, a mighty Saint King at Great Perfection, was being looked down upon by a young girl.
All the Saint Kings present hardened their faces as well. They looked at the Heavenly Enchantress with strange gazes as many of them thought, “Does she think she is a Saint Emperor to take a Saint King at Great Perfection so lightly? Even if her achievements in the way of the zither are so great that she can easily incapacitate Saint Rulers, the souls of Saint Kings at Great Perfection are not comparable.”
The Heavenly Enchantress and Changyang Qing Yun immediately left the miniature world. After what had happened, all the Saint Kings who had gathered to talk about the World of Forsaken Saints paused the meeting and went out to watch. This would be an extremely unique battle since it involved the Heavenly Enchantress, who was skilled with soul attacks and was fighting against a Saint King at Great Perfection. Everyone was interested.
There was rarely anyone on the continent who could use soul attacks. Among the peak experts, there was only the path lord of carnal desires, but what he was skilled in was very different from the Heavenly Enchantress’ way of the zither. As a result, the people of the continent did not know a lot about this avenue of attack, so they wanted to take advantage of the battle to increase their knowledge.
A hundred kilometers from Mercenary City, the Heavenly Enchantress hovered in the air with her zither. None of her energy leaked from her body, so she seemed just like an ordinary person. However, the space around her would ripple in an undetectable fashion.
In front of her hovered Changyang Qing Yun. He held a thin sword, which shone with cold light. Energy surged from him and caused the space around him to distort slightly.
Several hundred Saint Kings gathered around them to watch. All of them hovered ten kilometers away and watched with great attention.
“Today, I’ll make you pay the price for your arrogance,” Changyang Qing Yun coldly said before a tremor passed through his sword. With a crisp resonance, he produced a ten-meter-long sword Qi that shot toward the Heavenly Enchantress.
The sword Qi moved as a streak of light. Wherever it passed, an evident black crack would be left behind.
The Heavenly Enchantress stood unmoving like a mountain. She gently rested her fingers on the zither strings and casually struck a note.
Ding! With a crisp sound, a visible sound wave shot out from the zither, headed toward the powerful sword Qi that Changyang Qing Yun had produced.
With a boom, the simple-looking sound wave struck the ten-meter-wide sword Qi. It actually dispersed the shocking sword Qi before continuing toward Changyang Qing Yun without weakening at all.
Changyang Qing Yun suddenly narrowed his eyes, but the sword wave moved just far too quickly. It arrived before him in the blink of an eye. Changyang Qing Yun stabbed out without thinking. He used eighty percent of his strength in the attack.
The sword struck the sound wave, and with a bang, the violent energy ripped open the surrounding space, reducing it to darkness. The sound wave was dispersed by Changyang Qing Yun’s attack, but Changyang Qing Yun did not lighten up either. A single sound wave had forced him to use eighty percent of his strength. The Heavenly Enchantress’ strength had completely exceeded anything he had imagined.
“Let’s see if you can block my Saint Tier Battle Skill!” Changyang Qing Yun called out and immediately decided to use a Saint Tier Battle Skill. He wanted to finish the battle as soon as possible.
“Unfortunately, you’ve run out of time to cast it,” replied the Heavenly Enchantress coldly before striking a string again, producing a clear note.
The music seemed divine to spectating Saint Kings. Even though it was a single note, it was still enough to enchant them. However, the note seemed like thunder had just exploded in Changyang Qing Yun’s head, causing him to quiver and almost fall out of the sky. The casting time of the Saint Tier Battle Skill was also disrupted.
Changyang Qing Yun felt like the note was a huge hammer that heavily struck his soul. It caused his head to lighten as his consciousness blurred, as if his soul was about to shatter.
The Heavenly Enchantress struck another string and another visible sound wave shot out. Before Changyang Qing Yun could recover, it passed through the left side of his chest and instantly shattered his heart.
Changyang Qing Yun grunted and spat out a mouthful of blood. His blurring consciousness gradually returned to him, and he immediately discovered that his heart had been destroyed. He paled instantly.
“If I wanted to kill you, you’ve be dead already.” The Heavenly Enchantress returned her zither to her hands as she coldly stared at Changyang Qing Yun.
Changyang Qing Yun became stunned and gloomy. He knew that the Heavenly Enchantress was right. If she really wanted to kill him, the sound wave only needed to target his soul instead of his heart and he would definitely be dead.
What made it difficult for him to accept was that he, a mighty Saint King at Great Perfection, had actually been defeated so easily. He did not even have the power to counterattack the Heavenly Enchantress. There was no out time to cast his Saint Tier Battle Skills or any secret techniques.
“Impossible, this is impossible…” Changyang Qing Yun mumbled. He refused to accept this as reality.
The several hundred Saint Kings looked at each other in the distance. Disbelief was plastered across all their faces. The outcome was just far too surprising. A great elder of a protector clan, a Saint King at Great Perfection, was actually this weak before the Heavenly Enchantress.
“What is her strength? Is she a Saint King at Great Perfection? Or is she a Saint Emperor?” Changyang Zu Xiao stared blankly as shock filled his eyes.
Zaar Veimos also became tongue-tied at what had just happened, unable to return to his senses after quite some time. Only after quite a long time did he sigh at the sky. He thought, “Hao Wu’s powerful enough. I never thought that his daughter would be even more terrifying than him, to be able to defeat a Saint King at Great Perfection so easily. Has his daughter already become a Saint Emperor?”
“Is this really Shangguan Mu’er? After a few decades, how has she become so powerful? If it were me instead, I would not be anywhere close to her opponent.” The grand elder was also shocked by this. Even the elders beside him were the same. They all stared blankly at the Heavenly Enchantress, remaining speechless for quite a long while.
If Rui Jin, Hong Lian, and Hei Yu were present at this moment, they would definitely discover that the Heavenly Enchantress had become much more powerful compared to when she had assisted them with sealing the protector Changyang clan.
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