Star Odyssey - chapter 735
Shang Rong stared at Lu Yin. “Which realm are you from?”
Lu Yin’s eyes flashed, and without any hesitation, he responded, “The War Martial Realm—you can call me Mr. Bai.”
“Take care of this evil Fifth Mainland member today, and I’ll leave a portion of what’s beneath the sea for you,” Shang Rong shouted as the imprint that Lu Yin had seen once before appeared behind the Realmling. A powerful fluctuation swept out, leaving Lu Yin breathless. This was the strength of a Hunter, and all Realmlings were clearly Realmbreakers. The power that Shang Rong was currently displaying completely matched that of an Enlighter.
White Knight did not speak and merely thrust her spear at Shang Rong. The Realmling raised a hand, causing the void to start decaying even before his attack struck White Knight.
This was not the first time that the two had exchanged blows, and it seemed like they had fought against each other quite a few times by now from the way they were both acting. They seemed to be fairly familiar with each other.
Lu Yin agonizingly responded, “Uh, about that… Realmling Shang Rong, I cannot help you with my strength.”
Shang Rong defended against White Knight’s attack and shouted back, “If you don’t help me, then I’ll chase you through the War Martial Realm! Shang Rong will do what he promises.”
Lu Yin felt helpless. “Alright, but take it easy. Don’t hit me.”
His Enneadic Wings trembled as he gripped his long pike. Eight lined battle force shrouded his body before he stabbed fiercely at White Knight.
White Knight’s eyes narrowed. She looked over at Lu Yin, and the two exchanged glances.
Lu Yin thrust his pike forward and rushed towards the battle at top speed. Shang Rong’s imprint gave Lu Yin a sense of suppression that made him feel light-headed. He growled as he forcefully endured the relentless pressure to stab his pike at White Knight’s back.
Shang Rong was thrilled, and he grabbed White Knight’s spear. Even the shaft of the spear began to slowly decompose and dissipate into points of light as it broke down.
White Knight’s Skycastle suddenly appeared, though Shang Rong had long since been prepared for this. A white, mist-like air quickly pervaded the castle. Shang Rong possessed the Cauterizing Beam Bloodline, and its ability was to decompose all things within the white air, and Shang Rong intended to pave the way for Lu Yin.
“Stab him to death for me!” Shang Rong growled as he stared at White Knight with fervent eyes. This person had already used their Soulsplitting Technique earlier, so now that their original body was being locked down, there was no escape.
Lu Yin roared, “I got it!” as he arrived right behind White Knight. He then shot forward with the pike, completely reinforced with his eight lined battle force.
Fresh blood dripped from the pike, and while White Knight was alright, Shang Rong looked down in disbelief. The pike had pierced through his abdomen.
He glared at Lu Yin with death in his eyes. “You, you’re an evil survivor of the Fifth Mainland!”
Lu Yin acted innocent. “Sorry, I missed.”
“You’re looking to die!” Shang Rong bellowed. The white air suddenly solidified all around the battlefield. Lu Yin’s brows rose, as he had witnessed this scene before. Last time, this Realmling had created a white sun that had nearly killed White Knight.
White Knight grabbed Lu Yin and fled as the clock thrummed out from within the Skycastle, the sound carrying a tremendous sense of dignity with it.
Shang Rong was furious that he had been played. Fresh blood was flowing from his abdomen, and the wound was excruciatingly painful. Even though he had fought against White Knight for many days, he had never been this severely injured before. He was astonished to discover that Lu Yin was actually from the Fifth Mainland, and he was even more stunned that Lu Yin’s weapon had actually been able to tear through his defenses. That pike was clearly not simple.
“Why did you come here?” White Knight asked softly as she glanced at the pike.
Lu Yin panted heavily. “I didn’t want to, but it’s already been five months. How could I have known that, as soon as I appeared, I would see you all fighting. Could it be that you’ve been fighting for five straight months?”
“It’s very normal for cultivators to fight for several years at a time. It’s just that you lack experience.” White Knight threw Lu Yin behind herself as Shang Rong’s white sun gradually took shape. Even the void started disintegrating.
Lu Yin’s eyes twitched, as he had not worn his universal armor this time around. He would definitely be in trouble if he touched that thing.
At that moment, the sea was already right before them. Lu Yin wanted to escape, but White Knight shouted at him, “Where are you running off to? There’s good stuff down there.”
“No matter how good the treasures may be, there’s still not enough for you people to share.” Lu Yin clearly knew where his strength stood compared to them, and only those who were tired of living would compete with the Ten Arbiters or the Realmlings for treasure.
He wanted to leave, but there were some people present who did not want him to go. Lu Yin had just moved up when the pike in his hands suddenly forced him towards the bottom of the sea again. There was some foreign strength that had started controlling the pike, and Lu Yin’s heart lurched as he looked into the distance. There was a man standing there who was coincidentally looking at Lu Yin, and that man was the one who was controlling the pike.
Lu Yin’s heart sank. This man was another apex expert. Another Realmling had appeared.
Eh? Lu Yin’s eyes went wide when he suddenly realized that Nightking Zhenwu was the Ten Arbiter fighting against this strange Realmling.
An enormous force was quickly pulling everything into the sea, and Lu Yin used the pike that he had reinforced with his eight lined battle force to shake off the Realmling’s control. However, despite his best efforts, he still ended up falling into the sea along with White Knight and the others, the water rising up all around them.
Lu Yin used his star energy to push back the water and try escaping once more. However, the moment he made contact with the water, the pulling force increased by a thousandfold, and he could no longer escape. He could only let the flow of the water carry him down into the unknown depths of the sea.
There was a thump as the pulling force suddenly vanished. Lu Yin crashed to the bottom of the sea and landed in the mud that made up the seafloor.
Suddenly, he felt a sense of danger, and he hurriedly dodged to the side with his Enneadic Wings that were able to rival an Enlighter’s speed. The mud where he had just been standing decomposed, and a streak of white air shot past Lu Yin’s fleeing figure. Shang Rong had attacked.
Lu Yin was delighted, as he had fortunately decided to wear the Enneadic Wings during his trip to the Daosource Sect. These wings had been upgraded with his die’s Enhance, so not only could they withstand a peak Hunter’s attacks, but they could also rival an Enlighter’s speed. If not for these upgrades, he would have been forced to use his secret technique to counter the attack.
Shang Rong stared angrily at Lu Yin from nearby before ferociously charging over and pressing down with a palm. After that, the entire sea started to boil, and the white air above the Realmling’s palm decomposed everything as it enveloped the entire area.
Lu Yin’s scalp turned numb, and he felt the impulse to use his Enneadic Wings’ speed to escape without any delay.
Suddenly, White Knight appeared in front of Lu Yin, and she swept her spear forward to repel Shang Rong’s attack.
Lu Yin relaxed, but he was not safe quite yet. The pike in his hands mysteriously stabbed towards his own body, and he had to immediately use his eight lined battle force to regain control of the pike.
In the distance, the Realmling was startled, as he had never expected that Lu Yin would be able to regain control of his own weapon despite the Realmling’s manipulation.
“You dare to be distracted while fighting me? You’re destined to die today,” Nightking Zhenwu shouted as he arrived right in front of the Realmling. The colors white and black suddenly interchanged, causing the Realmling to grow nervous as he hurriedly dodged aside.
“You want me to die? Impossible, I’m Toolwielder!” The image of a sturdy elder appeared behind him. “Toolwielder Ancestor, Empyrean Imprinter.” With a howl, Toolwielder tightly clenched both of his fists before ferociously charging towards Nightking Zhenwu. The region at the bottom of the sea suddenly seemed to solidify.
Nightking Zhenwu’s eyes narrowed, and he raised a hand. “Nightking Punch.”
An explosion rocked the sea as the entire seafloor was overturned.
Lu Yin was sent flying away. He was not yet qualified to participate in a battlefield of this level.
Suddenly, Lu Yin felt the sense of danger intensify, and he looked up. Dozens of strands of sword qi from an unknown opponent sliced down at him, and his gaze sharpened. Each strand of this sword qi was enough to fry his brain, and he was certain that he would not be able to withstand even a single attack. Even the defense of his Enneadic Wings would not be enough to take a single attack, as this was definitely an Enlighter’s attack.
He wanted to flee at full speed.
“Literary Prison.” He heard a familiar voice speak up, and ancient characters suddenly appeared around Lu Yin, forming a prison that sealed him inside. As the sword qi fell, it caused a tremendous sound to ring out as it sliced against the Literary Prison. Lu Yin felt like an ant hiding in a box, and the Literary Prison was blasted an unknown distance away as it fell to the bottom of the sea.
When everything calmed once again, the Literary Prison broke open, and Lu Yin leaped out. He saw two men engaged in an intense battle. One of them was wielding a sword that looked like it was carved from a rock, and the sword qi that had attacked Lu Yin earlier should have been sent out by this person. Lu Yin had seen the other person several times before, and they could be considered one of the Ten Arbiters he was the most familiar with: Wen Sansi.
The seafloor in this place had already attracted the attention of three Arbiters and three Realmlings, and it had turned into a battlefield where Lu Yin’s chances of survival were incredibly low. Just these few moments had been enough to cause him to brush against death multiple times.
Wen Sansi dodged the sword qi and appeared next to Lu Yin. “How did you get a futon?”
Lu Yin did not answer as white radiance floated over the seabed. When he looked back, he saw that Shang Rong was maniacally creating a massive white sun.
“Skyless.” Shang Rong roared as he lifted the white sun up high.
Wen Sansi frowned. “Lunatic.”
He waved a hand, and Lu Yin reappeared inside the Literary Prison. Under these circumstances, the Literary Prison imprisoned him, but it was also protecting him.
Sword qi sliced out once again, and Wen Sansi looked solemn. “Take care, as the Realmlings’ strength is not something that you can rival. Leave if you are able to.”
He then pinched the sword qi with a hand, causing a bang to ring out as the sword qi was shattered. The Arbiter then collided with the man who was wielding the stone sword.
Lu Yin felt helpless, as he had wanted to flee since the beginning, but he wasn’t able to. As soon as he had entered this battlefield, he had realized that he did not even qualify to leave.
Suddenly, a figure appeared in front of him that was dressed in a black gown. They approached Lu Yin step by step and strangely phased through a stone before ultimately reaching a hand into the Literary Prison. The figure then appeared in front of Lu Yin.
Lu Yin felt his blood turn cold, as this person actually broken through the Literary Prison.
Above the battlefield, the white sun that Shang Rong had created grew ever larger. By now, the white air had permeated through the entire seabed and was spreading towards White Knight, Nightking Zhenwu, and Wen Sansi.
The three could not break free for the moment.
Toolwielder and the Realmling wielding the stone sword retreated in another direction.
White Knight leaped forward, and stabbed her spear towards Shang Rong.
In another place, Lu Yin stared intently at the person who had suddenly appeared in front of him. “Who are you?”
The person sinisterly answered, “White Knight seems to care a lot about you, so you can leave now.”
The person then swatted at Lu Yin. Lu Yin raised a hand that transformed into a claw reinforced with eight lined battle force. As the Skybeast Claw was formed, an ancient beast howled, but it could not connect with the figure’s palm. The man phased through the Skybeast Claw and pressed his palm against Lu Yin’s chest. Lu Yin instinctively used his Fatesand to try to defend against the palm, but his organs were still damaged by an oppressive attack. He spat out a mouthful of blood, and his body was launched towards Shang Rong by the impact.
White Knight stabbed at Shang Rong, but Toolwielder interfered with her attack. By the time she shook him off and attacked Shang Rong again, Lu Yin’s body was already crashing towards the ground in the distance. He was headed right towards the area with the white sun, Skyless.
White Knight was startled, and she altered the direction of her spear to sweep in front of Lu Yin in an attempt to catch him.
No longer bothering to deal with White Knight’s interference, Shang Rong grinned. “Enjoy this—the strongest Skyless!” He then sent the white sun crashing down towards White Knight and the others.
No matter if it was Nightking Zhenwu or Wen Sansi, everyone had been obstructed by the white air. The Sixth Mainland’s Realmlings had been coordinating with Shang Rong, and at this moment, all of them had already retreated, which meant that this attack was rushing towards solely the Ten Arbiters.
Lu Yin looked up, and a white radiance filled his eyes.
White Knight looked serious, and she gripped her spear tightly.
Lu Yin gritted his teeth. He could not escape, and White Knight had given up on stopping Shang Rong’s Skyless to save Lu Yin. Thus, he could not allow her to be freely attacked. He thought about it and then growled, “Protect me,” as he leaped upwards.
White Knight was stunned, but she acted decisively. The sound of the clock reverberated within the Skycastle that shrank down to protect Lu Yin.