Chapter 122: Protagonist’s Halo
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“In that case, you can die with him.”
Li Qiye’s expression was sinister, like a fiend from hell. That familiar aura of arrogance also spread out.
“You want to kill me?”
The black-robed elder was stunned as if he had heard the funniest joke in the world. “Although you have already advanced to the Legendary Stage, I’m afraid your realm hasn’t stabilized yet, right?”
Li Qiye’s expression was calm. There was no hint of panic.
“Have you forgotten that I’m already at the middle-phase of the Legendary Stage?”
The black-robed elder’s eyes narrowed as they flickered with a dangerous light.
As soon as he finished speaking, a vast and deep aura was emitted from the black-robed old man’s body, and it faintly surpassed Li Qiye’s.
Without a doubt, the black-robed old man had an absolute advantage in terms of cultivation.
“Hehe, is an old thing that has lived for hundreds of years worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as me?”
Li Qiye curled his lips in disdain, as if he did not put the black-robed elder in his eyes at all.
“Very good. Since you’re stubborn, I can only send you on your way first. A dead genius is worth nothing. But don’t worry, your loved ones will soon go down to accompany you.”
In the next moment, the black-robed old man disappeared from his spot like a ghost and instantly appeared in front of Li Qiye.
Everyone was shocked. They were all Supreme Stage cultivators, and some had even reached the peak of the Supreme Stage. Most of them were only half a step away from the Legendary Stage. However, at this moment, they were completely unable to predict the black-robed old man’s actions!
The black-robed elder punched out, wanting to defeat Li Qiye head-on and completely destroy this genius’s confidence.
Unexpectedly, Li Qiye grabbed his fist with a backhand grip.
Crack! Crack! Crack!
The ground under Li Qiye’s feet exploded inch by inch. Even his legs sank more than half a foot into the ground, but he did not take a step back.
“That’s all you got?”
Li Qiye sneered.
“How is this possible?!”
The black-robed elder’s pupils constricted in shock.
Right at this moment, he suddenly recalled the rumor that Li Qiyue was invincible among his peers!
Could the rumors be true?
Without waiting for the black-robed elder to figure it out, Li Qiye’s other hand suddenly passed through the gap between them and headed straight for the black-robed elder’s heart.
“You’re courting death!”
The black-robed elder was furious and hurriedly waved his hand to stop him.
Under the clash of spirit energy, the black-robed elder revealed a shocked expression. He felt the blood and qi in his entire body surge, making him feel incomparably uncomfortable.
Did his opponent really just step into the Legendary Stage?
With Li Qiye and the black-robed elder at the center, the floor continued to shatter and spread. The entire palace shook violently, as if it would collapse at any moment.
Seeing this, everyone hurriedly left the palace to avoid being affected.
After all, this was a battle between two Legendary Stage experts. Once they attacked with their full strength, they were basically able to instantly kill anyone nearby.
Qin Jue and Su Yan also left the palace one after another. As for the drunk Yun Xi, Qin Jue put her in Su Yan’s care.
Finally, the palace could not withstand their spirit energy and collapsed, turning into rubble.
However, Li Qiye and the black-robed elder were still standing in the middle without moving. A huge pit had already formed in an area of 100 feet.
“Fool, if you fight me head-on like this, in less than half an hour, your spirit energy will dry up and you will die by my hands.”
The black-robed elder said coldly.
He never expected that Li Qiye would dare to choose to fight him head-on. However, this was also good, as it would save him a lot of trouble.
“Is that so?”
A mocking smile appeared on Li Qiye’s lips. His spirit energy suddenly increased, blooming like a fire in the night!
Caught off guard, the black-robed old man was sent flying as if he had been struck by lightning, and he smashed fiercely onto the distant mountain peak, creating a large hole.
However, the black-robed elder quickly flew back, his appearance somewhat miserable.
“Brat, I want to see how much spirit energy you have left.”
The black-robed elder said coldly.
Although experts above the Supreme Stage already had the power of heaven and earth and could be said to be invincible, they were still only invincible against lower-level cultivators.
When two Legendary Stage experts fought, the party with the densest spirit energy would usually win. The black-robed elder believed that he was one level higher than Li Qiye, so he was full of confidence.
Li Qiye did not speak, but his aura became stronger and stronger without any signs of weakening.
Seeing this, the black-robed old man seemed to have realized something and frowned. “You want to use your spirit energy to attract the other experts of the Divine Martial City? Hehe, idiot, this floating island has long been sealed. Unless a Saint Stage expert comes, no one will be able to detect anything amiss.”
“You talk too much.”
Li Qiye snorted. His figure instantly produced a faint afterimage as he fought the black-robed old man again.
However, this time, Li Qiye seemed to be on steroids. Whether it was his strength or his speed, he completely occupied the upper hand and actually suppressed the breathless black-robed old man.
“Dammit! What secret technique is this fellow using!?”
The black-robed old man wanted to pull away, but Li Qiye did not give him the chance. Once the black-robed old man showed signs of retreating, Li Qiye immediately chased after him and attacked fiercely. The black-robed old man could neither retreat nor fight. It was extremely unbearable for him.
If this continued, he would probably be severely injured before Li Qiye’s spirit energy was exhausted.
A middle-phase Legendary Stage expert was actually suppressed by an early-phase Legendary Stage expert. One could only imagine how the black-robed old man felt at the moment.
“Gu Yao! Come over and help! How long do you want to drag this on?!”
Helpless, the black-robed old man could only choose to get backup.
“Hahaha, didn’t you say you could take him down yourself?”
The night sky suddenly twisted slightly and a stream of light lit up. It crossed thousands of meters and suddenly attacked Li Qiye.
As soon as the flowing light appeared, it extracted the spirit qi between heaven and earth. Wherever the light passed, sharp sounds of air being torn apart could be heard.
Li Qiyue seemed to have expected this. With a light stomp of his foot, his domain spread out in all directions, forcefully slowing the stream of light for a moment.
At the same time, a golden rune appeared behind Li Qiye’s back. It was intricate and extremely obscure. Then, a ball of golden flames suddenly shot out, enveloping the flowing light and emitting a scorching temperature.
“This is… the Nine Netherworld Fire enhanced by the golden runes. You’ve actually been hiding your strength!”
A frightened scream sounded from the stream of light. Then, it retreated at an even faster speed, afraid of being tainted by the golden flames.
The Nine Netherworld Fire was an extremely destructive abnormal flame. With the enhancement of the golden runes, even a Legendary Stage expert would have to pay a price if they were harmed by it.
“What? I didn’t expect you to have theNine Netherworld Fire!”
The black-robed elder gaped in disbelief, his mouth agape.
“Are you surprised?”
Li Qiye sneered and said, “How can a lowly cultivator like you understand what I am capable of?”
In the distance, Qin Jue was silent.
What a natural show-off. For some reason, he saw a bit of Long Aotian in Li Qiye as well as a dazzling “protagonist halo”.