Outside Of Time - Chapter 317
317 Suppressing Sima Ling
Since the Seven Sects decided to establish their might in the Seven Blood Eyes, as one of the large sects, Bizarre Hunting Sect would naturally send a powerful disciple.
After all, this represented the reputation of the Bizarre Hunting Sect.
To a large sect, reputation was extremely important. This concerned the sect’s ranking and the related benefits in the future.
The weak were often not qualified to survive in this cruel world.
Therefore, as the number one heaven’s chosen of the Bizarre Hunting Sect’s Foundation Building realm, regardless of combat strength, cultivation base, or combat experience, Sima Ling had all of them with the help of the sect.
At that moment, his cold voice was still echoing, but his hand had already arrived in front of Xu Qing and was about to land. However, what awaited him was Xu Qing’s cold gaze and the rising flames in his body.
Xu Qing’s combat strength, cultivation base, and combat experience were all tempered from the Gu-nurturing environment and killing. He was different from Sima Ling who grew up in a safe environment where he might not die if he lost the battles, but in Xu Qing’s past experiences and every battle, the price of losing even once was death.
As such, the gains from his experience were even more unforgettable!
In the blink of an eye, Xu Qing also stepped into the Mystic Brilliance Form. The 82 magic apertures in his body were all burning like 82 huge stoves. At the same time, the Golden Crow tattoo on his back also emitted heat that circulated throughout his body, causing his combat strength to directly reach the level of four fires.
His body that was enhanced by an emperor-level cultivation art had extremely violent combat strength.
Moreover, he had opened almost 20 more magic apertures than when he fought against Miao Chen back then; the magic power in his body was strong and his life fires produced much more power. The punch he formed instantly erupted with destructive power.
The punch directly smashed into Sima Ling’s right hand.
The collision created a loud sound. The seawater in the surroundings exploded and the soil on the shore cracked, stirring up violent air waves that rampaged in all directions. Sima Ling’s expression changed and he suddenly retreated, his eyes revealing a solemn expression.
Clearly, he didn’t expect Xu Qing’s combat strength to reach such a level. He felt this combat strength was abnormal but he couldn’t sense any clues. He could only sense dense flames in Xu Qing’s body. As for the rest… it was a blur.
Before Sima Ling could finish speaking, a cold glint flashed in Xu Qing’s eyes as he took a step forward. His speed was so fast that he instantly got close. When he lifted his right hand, the fiendish fire formed a dagger and slashed fiercely at Sima Ling’s neck.
Killing intent flashed in Sima Ling’s eyes. He performed a series of hand seals with both hands and pressed down on his chest. The instant Xu Qing’s dagger arrived, he suddenly opened his mouth and let out a low roar.
This low roar carried a strange power. The instant it was emitted, overlapping shadows appeared on Sima Ling’s body. A rotting figure in a black tattered robe floated out of Sima Ling’s body and pounced ferociously at Xu Qing.
However, at the next instant, the shadow under Xu Qing’s feet suddenly swayed, forming a tree shadow that no one could see. It opened its mouth and sucked fiercely; immediately, the bizarre blurry shadow collapsed. At the same time, a black bolt of lightning whistled over from the side, seizing the opportunity to head straight for Sima Ling.
This scene caused Sima Ling to frown. As he rapidly retreated, he waved his hand and a blue scale flew out, blocking in front of the black iron stick. When the two sides came into contact, the scale emitted countless gray threads that crazily wrapped around the black iron stick, completely stopping it.
However, it couldn’t stop the bolts of lightning that erupted from the black iron stick from heading straight for Sima Ling.
Just as Sima Ling was about to dodge, Xu Qing had already closed in and slapped out. An intense sea of fire spread out from his body, forming the shadow of a palm that slapped down at Sima Ling.
Boom! Sima Ling’s heart trembled violently and he had no choice but to retreat again. However, the malevolence was still there in his eyes. Just as he was about to counterattack, the shadow of a Golden Crow suddenly crawled out of the fire palm and sucked fiercely at him.
“This technique…” Sima Ling’s entire body trembled violently. His eyes were wide open and waves of emotions surged in his mind. As he performed a series of hand seals, strands of hair quickly crawled out of his chest and surrounded him, forming a barrier.
Sima Ling, who was protected by countless hairs, was sent back by Xu Qing’s power and was directly blasted to the ground.
Xu Qing held the initiative and didn’t stop at all. He immediately got near and punched.
However, the instant his fist was about to land, the hair on Sima Ling’s body spread out in unison and shot toward Xu Qing like arrows.
Popping sounds rang out as they penetrated Xu Qing’s body. However, Xu Qing didn’t even frown. His expression was as calm as ever as he grabbed these hairs and pulled them ruthlessly.
Sima Ling was forcefully dragged over. He let out a low roar and a phantom of a bizarre entity with a green face and fangs appeared outside his body. Just as it was about to leave his body and pounce toward Xu Qing, Xu Qing had already pulled his body in front of him.
Ignoring the bizarre entity, Xu Qing tilted his head back slightly and ruthlessly slammed into Sima Ling’s face without saying a word.
Xu Qing’s fighting style always focused on ruthlessness. Even the crazy captain was shocked by his viciousness.
The green-faced bizarre entity was knocked back into Sima Ling’s body under Xu Qing’s head slam. The hair between him and Xu Qing also collapsed.
His body fell to the ground. He was shocked by Xu Qing’s ruthlessness but his expression didn’t reveal it at all. His eyes were still filled with killing intent and the corners of his mouth curled into a sinister smile.
“I underestimated you. However, that was just a warm-up.”
As he spoke, Sima Ling lifted his right hand and pressed it between his brows. Immediately, his body shook and all the bizarre entities in the world in his eyes disappeared. What followed was his body bulging freakishly, and strange faces appeared on his skin one after another.
A large number of bizarre entities were sealed in his body. Now, as these bizarre entities appeared, his aura continued to erupt. The high temperature caused the surroundings to distort and even the seawater at the side was rising.
In fact, the ground even showed signs of cracking.
The pressure was so strong that the aura transformed into a storm that swept in all directions. The Night Dove cultivators and Homicide Department disciples in the surroundings spat out blood and retreated in unison with shocked expressions.
Previously, when Sima Ling took a step forward, it was only a suppression with his aura. At this moment, when he used all his strength, the fluctuations he stirred up not only caused everyone to retreat but also caused their minds to rumble and their bodies and souls to be burned.
They were all heavily injured.
This scene caused waves in everyone’s minds, especially the directors of the Homicide Department of the First Peak and the Third Peak. As two fires cultivators, they could sense even more. They sensed that the life fires in their bodies were showing signs of being forcefully extinguished.
Even though they knew earlier that Sima Ling was very strong, their minds still shook intensely now.
Only Xu Qing’s expression was as calm as ever as he looked at Sima Ling.
“I don’t like your gaze!” At that moment, Sima Ling’s entire body was sinister like a malicious ghost, and he was about to make his move.
However, at this moment, his expression changed drastically and his body trembled. His entire body turned black at a visible speed and an unprecedentedly intense pain spread in his body.
It was the little black bug!
Countless small black bugs had spread in the surroundings the moment Xu Qing attacked, searching for any opportunity to enter his body. In the end, under Xu Qing’s decisive attacks, they found an opportunity and silently crawled in.
The instant they entered his body, they began to crazily bite Sima Ling’s organs while also emitting a large amount of anomalous substances and poison.
Even the Starfish Race’s patriarch’s expression had changed after being invaded by the little black bugs, let alone Sima Ling. While he was shocked, the bizarre entities’ faces that had just appeared outside his body also let out sharp cries. At the same time, some of them seemed to have obtained the power of life and were about to rush out of his body.
This scene instantly caused Sima Ling’s mind to shake. He knew the reason. This was because a large number of anomalous substances had suddenly appeared in his body, causing the sealed bizarre entities to show signs of losing control.
The eruption of the poison caused him to feel dizzy and his body rapidly weakened. He let out a blood-curdling scream and spat out a mouthful of blood. For the first time, horror appeared in his eyes as he rapidly retreated, wanting to escape.
Xu Qing had been waiting for this moment and immediately chased after him. His aura erupted, forming a monstrous sea of fire behind him that was about to suppress Sima Ling.
“Save me!!” Sima Ling’s voice was filled with fear. Night Dove and the members of the Homicide Department in the surroundings were also shocked. The gazes they used to look at Xu Qing were filled with shock.
They knew that Xu Qing was strong and guessed that he must have something to rely on since he dared to send the order to arrest Sima Ling. However, they didn’t expect that Xu Qing’s strength had actually reached the level where he could suppress the four fires heaven’s chosen of the Wanggu Continent so easily.
These heaven’s chosens from the Seven Sects Alliance had challenged the highnesses of the various peaks over these days. Their momentum and reputation had already reached the peak, suppressing the Seven Blood Eyes’ disciples until they couldn’t lift their heads.
However, today… this all seemed to have changed.
Following Sima Ling’s cry for help and Xu Qing’s attack, a cold snort rang out from afar, echoing in all directions and stirring up waves of pressure that caused everyone’s minds to shake.
As the voice rang out, the Dao Protector of Sima Ling, who had been observing the battle from afar, stood up from the roof. He looked coldly at Xu Qing and was about to walk over.
“You brat, you should be suppressed.”
Xu Qing turned his head. He had long sensed this person’s existence. At this moment, he lifted his right hand and pointed at the sky, saying his first sentence in this battle.
“The Homicide Department is under the orders of Lord Sixth to capture Night Dove. The people here have been caught red-handed. According to rule nine of the Seven Blood Eyes and rule three of the Homicide Department, anyone who disturbs the law will be dealt with as well. I request the sect array to suppress this cultivator who is disturbing the law!”
The people who came from the Seven Sects Alliance indeed possessed extremely high authority over the array formation. However… no matter how high it was, this was still the Seven Blood Eyes. No matter how high it was, it couldn’t be higher than the rules of the Seven Blood Eyes!
Previously, when they ignored the array formation and entered the Seven Blood Eyes, it could be said that the array formation had determined that they were on the same side. However, even if they were on the same side, they couldn’t interfere with the law enforcement.
The rules had to be followed strictly. This was the foundation of the Seven Blood Eyes!
Moreover, although the cultivation levels of these Dao Protectors were high, their identities were different from the heaven’s chosens. If they didn’t enter the sequence, their authority would naturally be insufficient. Using the array formation to suppress the heaven’s chosens did not seem too plausible, but Xu Qing was confident in suppressing the Dao Protectors.
The main reason was that this operation against Night Dove was personally approved by Lord Sixth. As long as their authority didn’t surpass his, the array formation would take effect.
Hence… At the next moment, an emotionless voice echoed in all directions.