145 — Cool Pretense; Hard Slap!
[Shua! Shua! Shua!]
Divine rays of light arrived one after another from all around the Continent.
Countless figures gathered in the surrounding mountains in a short period, and all of them came to watch the live show after receiving the news.
Some people already started to argue and fight before the actual battle even started.
For a while, splendid brilliance intertwined in the sky and the Void, and all kinds of breathtaking treasures flew around.
Large swaths of mountains and ancient trees collapsed and dust filled the sky.
“What crap is Long Teng? Wash your neck and wait for our Young Master Changge to harvest it as a trophy.”
There was a young Heavenly Genius from the outside world who laughed and cursed the creatures of the Ancient Immortal Continent without fear.
“You can’t imagine the might of Our Lord, Long Teng! That man with the Gu surname will die today!”
There were also creatures from the Ancient Immortal Continent who clapped back, and then the two sides started to fight with red eyes filled with killing intent. All kinds of blood splattered in every direction, and bones and tendons flew in the sky.
The two groups of people split into two camps.
In the east were native creatures of the Ancient Immortal Continent, all with different shapes, sizes, and colors — there were blonde chicks with wings, old dragon-like men with scales on their arms, and giants with horns.
All of them showed different expressions, but one thing was common about them: ‘all of them possessed mighty auras.’
They rushed out from deep within the mountains and glared at the young talents from the outside world.
On the west were the existences headed by a group of Young Supremes such as Ye Langtian, who was shrouded in golden rings, Wang Wushuang, who was shrouded in unparalleled mist, etc…
They also glared at the creatures of the Ancient Immortal Continent with cold eyes.
The surroundings kept on turning brighter and brighter as more and more people arrived, and every now and then, they would discuss matters in whispers.
Even though they knew that they were likely to be implicated, they still rushed here to witness the major event that could shake the Ancient Immortal Continent.
More and more people focused their eyes on a distant mountain’s peak, where a terrifying figure shrouded by ruins of Dragon Script stood alone and radiated a mighty aura that made everyone tremble.
Behind him stood his followers in silence with indifferent expressions, like predators who had gone through thousands of battles.
The aura of a Pinnacle False God Realm master could be felt by all in the surroundings, and he did resemble a young True Dragon without a doubt.
Everyone felt oppressed and terrified.
Ye Langtian and the others couldn’t help but change their expressions and feel the pressure build-up.
It wasn’t easy to stand there!
He was incomparably powerful!
They couldn’t be Long Teng’s opponent in any way, the gap in their cultivation was simply too great.
‘Still, he doesn’t give the same feeling of unfathomableness as Daoist Brother Changge…’
Ye Langtian shook his head.
Not far from him stood Wang Wushuang, whose eyes flashed with golden runes as he also noticed the horror of Long Teng’s might.
‘I hope I am not late.’
Gu Xian’er, too, arrived in the form of a ray of divine light from the distance, after traversing mountain after mountain at breakneck speed.
After a while, she saw the scene that would hold the battle in front of her.
From time to time, divine rays of light would cross over her section of the Ancient Immortal Continent as cultivators and creatures flew in from all directions one after another.
It was clear that all of them were heading for the battle between Gu Changge and Long Teng.
After coming over, she sneaked into the crowd with the hope that Gu Changge wouldn’t recognize her.
Alas! Gu Xian’er was soon left disappointed.
Even until now, Gu Changge didn’t make an appearance — let alone him, even his shadow didn’t appear.
She even suspected that, with Gu Changge’s evil character, he might just stand this Long Teng up and let him give them all a good monkey show — that wasn’t out of the question!
Of course, that was just a guess from her.
‘Ah! That’s Big Sis Mingkong’s chariot…’
Soon, Gu Xian’er noticed a white, jade chariot pulled by nine divine phoenixes in the sky galloping towards the scene.
The chariot floated high up in the sky and released its extraordinary splendor for all to see — the shadow of a vague and graceful figure could be seen sitting inside the chariot, too.
Gu Xian’er immediately recognized it as Yue Mingkong’s means of transportation.
It’s just that Gu Xian’er loved to run around solo, so she didn’t go to find Yue Mingkong after coming to the Ancient Immortal Continent.
She also knew about the fact that Yue Mingkong had rushed to save her when the Seventh Princess of the Sea King Palace was hunting her down, but someone held her back.
Different from Gu Changge, she could tell that Yue Mingkong’s kindness towards her was sincere, and not hypocritical.
Countless divine lights could be seen appearing high in the sky, and it was clear that the upcoming battle had attracted countless eyes.
Although the older generation of the Ancient Immortal Continent pledged to the older generation of the outside world that they wouldn’t interfere in the skirmishes of the young’uns, it didn’t mean that some of them wouldn’t come out to watch the good show.
After all…Long Teng was the hope of the Ancient Immortal True Dragon Family.
‘Is she Gu Changge’s fiancee? The woman named Yue Mingkong?’
Right then, Long Teng’s eyes flashed and one could see countless stars pulsing inside them if they looked closely, and then he stared at the white chariot and the figure inside it with enthusiasm.
He acted as if his gaze could penetrate the layers of curtains hiding the beauty behind them.
“Have you thought about giving up on that man with the Gu surname?”
After that, a smile appeared on Long Teng’s indifferent face and he looked toward the horizon and spoke.
This was the first time everyone heard Long Teng speak, and just one sentence from him ripped through the air like thunder as it contained terrifying might.
Many cultivators felt their ears tremble, some forgot how to breathe, and some even fell to the ground!
They were horrified.
Afterward, many people showed dramatic changes in their expressions after making sense of Long Teng’s words.
What kind of identity did Yue Mingkong possess? In the outside world, she was the future Empress of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty and held immeasurable might and authority.
Yet his Long Teng was brave enough to talk to her like that?
At that moment, many Young Heavenly Geniuses glared at him.
Of course, some people knew that the hatred between Gu Changge and Long Teng was ignited by Yue Mingkong.
The so-called ‘beauties bringing along disasters’ were just like this.
“I have seen people courting death, but I have never seen someone as eager for death as you.”
Right then, a cold and indifferent voice fell from the jade chariot, resembling the voice of nature that seemed to have no emotion at all as it spoke to a dead man.
However, only Yue Mingkong knew that there was some strangeness in her eyes.
Long Teng was indeed a character who was an expert at courting death.
Of course, she also came to watch the show, but what she had never expected was that Gu Changge would respond so fast and proclaim that he would slaughter Long Teng not too long after Long Teng hopped out and threatened him.
If she remembered correctly, then Long Teng had a drop of True Dragon Blood Essence on his body.
It was a drop of Blood Essence that only appeared after the hardest scales of a True Dragon were torn off, and it was an extremely precious material with wonderful uses.
It just so happened that she knew how to condense that drop of Essence Blood, but Gu Changge probably didn’t know.
“I like your character!”
Long Teng wasn’t enraged when he heard her words, and instead, showed appreciation.
He loved women like that.
The stronger they were, the higher the rush he would feel when he conquered them.
“You disgust this Empress.”
Although the words sounded indifferent, Yue Mingkong couldn’t help but wrinkle her eyebrows inside the chariot.
After that, she made a move.
She didn’t like this Long Teng at all, who disgusted her with his words and existence, and decided to attack him before Gu Changge even arrived at the place.
Sword lights filled and cold and dazzling silver-white vines made out of the sword lights rushed towards Long Teng with the intent to kill him.
Everyone was shocked as they never expected Yue Mingkong to attack Long Teng without making a sound like this.
Brilliant rays of light bloomed in the Void in the next moment — it was Yue Mingkong’s mighty Imperial Art.
She had broken through to the False God Realm, and although her Cultivation Base was much weaker than that of Long Teng, she didn’t show any fear.
Of course, she wanted to know how strong Long Teng was, so she was testing the waters with her attack.
At that moment, the group of onlooking cultivators saw a light rain flying downwards as the breath of the Great Dao permeated the surroundings — the Young Supremes witnessed Yue Mingkong’s might for the first time, and couldn’t help but show dignified and fearful expressions.
She was powerful!
It seems that Yue Mingkong’s true strength was far from what she showed on the surface.
“How bold! How dare you attack me?!”
Long Teng’s face froze and his smile disappeared when Yue Mingkong said he disgusted her.
Even if he was in a good mood, he still couldn’t stomach a beautiful woman calling him disgusting right in front of so many onlookers!
Especially when the other party took the initiative to attack him.
One Gu Changge was enough already! Who would have thought even his fiancee was like that?!
Right then, Long Teng’s happy mood vanished into thin air.
“You ants have no chance of winning before me!”
Long Teng said with an indifferent expression and directly chose to hold his hands behind his back with a look of contempt.
In the face of Yue Mingkong’s attack, he only released vast fluctuations from between his eyebrows and made a vast ocean manifest in front of him as it rushed out like a tsunami.
This was his mighty Innate Ability that turned the Void in front of him into a raging sea and blasted away everything!
Right now, even those in the True God Realm showed a change in their expression and dared not think about even taking that attack head-on. It was too terrifying, so much so that they reckoned their bodies would crumble in the face of the oncoming tsunami!
“No matter how strong Crown Princess Yue Mingkong might be, I don’t think she’s Long Teng’s opponent! There’s a gap between them that just can’t be closed with Cultivation Base alone.”
A Young Supreme with torch-like eyes showed a frown and stared at Long Teng’s technique, and asked himself whether he would be able to face and resist its onslaught.
However, in the next moment, everyone was startled, stunned, and shocked.
Even the indifferent and solemn look on Long Teng’s face froze as he watched the pieces of light rain explode like golden lotuses and tear apart the sky piece by piece.
[Bang! Bang! Bang!]
The pieces of light rain burst like lotus flowers, and in the next moment, tore through the golden ocean!
Everyone then saw the shadow of a peerless Empress stand high in the sky with a tyrannical and splendid majesty.
“I admit that I underestimated you a little bit, but I won’t take mercy this time.”
The fact that his attack was blocked by Yue Mingkong filled Long Teng’s expression with gloom.
No matter what the result today might be, he had already lost much face.
On weekdays, he could easily play even the top-ten Young Masters of the Ancient Immortal Continent in the palm of his hands, yet today…
Didn’t that dragon-horned chick say Yue Mingkong’s strength was similar to her?
What the heck was going on here?
“Where did you get the confidence to provoke Gu Changge with your little ability?”
At that moment, Yue Mingkong rubbed salt in his wounds with such a statement.
From the beginning to the end, she stayed in her jade chariot, yet her attack just now was so amazing that it shocked even creatures from the Ancient Immortal Continent.
Even the Young Supremes were shocked to their core!
‘Even if we reach the next Realm, we won’t be Crown Princess Mingkong’s opponents.’
Although they were unwilling, they could only admit this fact.
It’s just that Yue Mingkong’s words made many people look ahead with weird expressions.
Didn’t Gu Changge say something along the same lines when the Seventh Princess of the Sea King Palace was hunting down Gu Xian’er?
Wasn’t the meaning behind Yue Mingkong’s words the same as what he said?
It seemed that she held great confidence in Gu Changge!
“You have succeeded in angering me!”
Long Teng said with a gloomy face.
He believed that he needed to show the ignorant woman some powerful means, or else, she would keep on provoking him over and over again.
The followers behind him surged with rage, too, and dark clouds moved around them.
At this time, all of them looked in Yue Mingkong’s direction with cold eyes and started to work together to suppress Yue Mingkong.
“You have succeeded in angering me, too, little ant…”
Right then, a faint voice rumbled between Heaven and Earth, and all cultivators and creatures, including Long Teng, showed a change in their expression as they looked towards the sky.
Needless to say, everyone felt as if the Lord of Heavens had descended upon them!
A mighty sound crackled, and brilliant rays of light swept across the sky and caused many cultivators to take in a deep breath.
The scene in front of them scared them!
Long Teng’s reaction, however, was quick and he sensed the changes in the Void before everyone else.
His complexion changed and terrifying runes flowed all over his body and turned into a dazzling dragon armor as he tried to resist the onslaught!
However, as the Void in front of him distorted and blurred, a young man with a casual expression walked out with light steps.
Brilliant, divine lights loomed around him, and there seemed to be endless might of oppression under his feet that seemed to cover the Heavens and the Earth!
The Void trembled so hard that everyone felt that it was about to be shattered by that force.
Long Teng was kicked in the stomach before he could react, and coughed up blood as he flew back — all of his internal organs were shaken from their original location.
With an unwilling expression, he was kicked to the ground with a bang!
Smoke and dust flew around as mountains collapsed and massive fissures appeared on the ground.
Gu Changge appeared!
“I asked you to wait and die at my hands, and you did exactly that! You sure are an obedient one.”
He let out a laugh, but people couldn’t tell whether he was mocking Long Teng or just being playful.
At the same time, he raised his palm and various runes appeared in it to create a densely-packed drop of dazzling sword energy!
A terrifying might manifested in the Void and endless power erupted in the surroundings.
The runes converged together to form an expansive sea. Among them, there was star-like sword energy that fell like a sinking red sun.
The large mountain in front of him exploded and turned into dust!
Long Teng’s followers spewed blood and flew upside down. Some of them couldn’t resist the onslaught and directly exploded into blood-mist in the Void.
The bloody mist spread everywhere.
Everyone who planned to watch a shocking battle was stunned.
Unexpectedly, as soon as Gu Changge appeared, he kicked Long Teng to the ground.
Sure enough, it confirmed that one sentence in their minds: ‘the cooler you pretend to be, the harder you get slapped in the face.’
Gu Changge finally encountered an opportunity to slap someone’s face, so how could he not make full use of it?
“Tell me, how do you want to die?”
He looked down at Long Teng, who was buried under the crumbled mountains and asked with a casual tone.
It was as if he was asking his good friend something like, ‘Sup bro, have you eaten?’
“Master, what should we do with this bunch?”
At that time, someone from Gu Changge’s followers asked while pointing toward the followers of Long Teng they had captured, including the dragon-horned girl whom Yue Mingkong was familiar with.
After all, she had intentionally let her go to cause some trouble for Gu Changge.
Right now, however, the dragon-horned ‘goddess’ had a terrified expression, and she was covered in blood with her tongue cut off.
Gu Changge’s people had tortured her on the way.
“Of course, we gotta gut the gift we prepared for him right in front of Long Teng.”
Gu Changge said.
At the same time, he glanced at Yue Mingkong.
‘I am gonna deal with this trash first, and then settle the account with you later.’
Yue Mingkong could guess the meaning behind his gaze but kept her calm as if she didn’t notice anything.
She understood better than anyone else just what Gu Changge could do with her.
Of course…she misunderstood Gu Changge.
Gu Changge merely glanced at her to make sure she wasn’t injured.
However, seeing that there wasn’t anything wrong with her, he asked, “Are you alright?”
Immediately, Yue Mingkong was flattered by the fact that Gu Changge cared about her, but then she realized that it might just be an act Gu Changge was putting on for the masses, so she shook her head and said with a cold-but-natural tone, “Don’t worry, Changge, I am fine.”
She was a little moved in her heart but recovered within moments.
After all, she couldn’t tell which of Gu Changge’s sentences were true and which were false…what’s more? She was telling the truth.
Although Long Teng was strong, she wasn’t weak either.
Soon, the cultivators in the nearby mountains reacted, and as they watched the scene in front of them, they could only sigh and say, ‘What a good couple!’
[spoiler title=”Gu Changge’s Stats”]
Host: Gu Changge
Halo: Destined Heavenly Villain
Weapon(s): Eight Desolate Demon Halberd
- True Disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace [Heir]
- Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family
- Dao Bone(s)
- Devil Heart
Cultivation Base: Initial Stage of the False God Realm [Pinnacle Stage of the Heavenly God Realm]
- Heavenly Immortal Dao Codex [9th Layer]
- Myriad Changes Demonic Physique (Talent)
- Innate God’s Spirit Temple (Talent)
- Void Ability (Talent)
- Immortal-Devouring Demonic Art
- Infinite Immortal Wisdom
Destiny Points: 15000
Fortune Value: 0 (Dark)
System Shop: Open
- X3 | Fortune Plundering Card
- X1 | Domain Traversing Talisman
- X1 | Formation Breaking Talisman
[spoiler title=”Cultivation Realms”]
- Mortal Physique – Trash Leek Lin Tian.
- Spirit Ocean – None worth mentioning.
- Spirit Palace – None worth mentioning.
- Transcendent – Su Qingge, Ye Chen, Chu Xuan (was half-step, but I think he got through to it), other Holy Sons, Holy Maidens, and Princes, etc.
- Great-Transcendent – Elder-level Figures of the Azure Lower Realm.
- Saint – Sect Masters, Patriarchs of the Azure Lower Realm | Ye Liuli
- Conferred Lord – Young Supremes of the Upper Realm | Gu Xian’er
- Conferred King – Ye Langtian (Middle Stage) | Yue Mingkong (Initial Stage | Late Stage)
- False God – A’Da | Gu Changge (Initial Stage07)
- True God – None Yet.
- Heavenly God – Gu Changge. (Pinnacle Stage)
- God King – Old Ming, Aunt Xue.
- Sacred Realm – None worth mentioning.
- Great Sacred Realm – Yan Ji | Elder-level Figures of Ancient Immortal Families.
- Quasi-Supreme – None Yet.
- Supreme – Gu Lintian is either a Supreme or someone beyond that level.
- Beyond Supreme – Ancestors, I think. | Gu Lintian is either a Supreme or someone beyond that level.
Note: Beyond Supreme is not a real cultivation Realm, and I just put it here for Gu Lintian and Ancestor-level figures of Heritages at the level of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family.