JOURNEY OF THE FATE DESTROYING EMPEROR - Chapter 791
Chapter 791 Huo Fenghuang Vs Mo Xingyun (Finale)
Huo Fenghuang felt the terrible aura pressing on her. Based on her knowledge and experience, she knew this power was that of a Dao Ancestor, and it was not a simple 1-Root.
With her current strength, she could barely fight for a 1-Root Dao Ancestor for a short time if she used more detrimental secret techniques.
However, despite the impending danger, she was excited beyond words. Her divination revealed she had a high chance of dying, and now she finally knew why.
‘Finally,’ Huo Fenghuang thought. She pretended to be scared and mobilized more power of her [Yin-Yang Time Reversal Technique], trying to stop whatever her opponent wanted to do.
However, the Heaven-Devouring Emperor sneered. A sword appeared above his head, and with a little thought, he forcefully destroyed the sealed space of her technique.
“You should be proud you pushed me to such an extent,” said the proud and mighty Emperor. Then, he no longer wasted any more time. The sword rushed toward Huo Fenghuang, intending to annihilate her utterly.
However, before the sword could accomplish its tasks, something changed. Huo Fenghuang’s troops suddenly appeared in the surroundings, divided into five groups.
Then, a massive phantom of the Five Sacred Beasts flew from them. So, an Azure Dragon appeared on the east side, a white tiger in the west, a black tortoise in the north, a red phoenix in the south, and a yellow Qilin in the center.
Then, these five creatures released five colors corresponding to the Five Elements, turning into Five Element Charts that showed how these elements promoted and canceled each other out.
The Five Element Chart appeared above Mo Xingyun and the sword, followed by a Yin-Yang Diagram below them.
[Five Sacred Beast Seal]
The chart and diagram turned into a robust seal that locked on the sword. Then, this Dao Artifact turned into an ordinary sword. The mighty aura capable of destroying Heaven and Earth was gone; now, it looked like a regular sword created by a mortal blacksmith.
‘Done,’ thought Huo Fenghuang. Now, she only needs to defeat her opponent and take the Heaven-Devouring Emperor’s soul. Subsequently, she will finally have a chance at winning against Wang Wei and Di Tian.
Although it won’t be easy even with that secret technique, now there is hope.
“So, this was your plan,” said Mo Xingyun calmly. However, his calmness made Huo Fenghuang nervous. Regardless, she remained composed. She immediately decided not to waste time with him in case the situation changed.
Her aura increased by a few percent, followed by the entire Central Quadrant turning red.
A weird tattoo or rune appeared on Huo Fenghuang’s face. Through them, she could use the Slaughter Qi on the battlefield to boost her strength. Then, she used her most powerful attack:
[Sentient Killing Fist]
Her former Slaughtering Devil Fist only targeted devils and everything that made them unique. And this fist was even fiercer as it targeted all sentient beings. So, whether it was Devils, Demons, Gods, Immortals, Buddhas, Great Emperors, or any of the almighty existing standing at the peak of the pyramid–it targeted them all together.
The existence of this fist had only one purpose for its existence: to kill anything that it wished to.
Huo Fenghuang flew backward, the bottom half of her body missing. Upon closer observation, it was easy to detect a sharp object sliced through her ultimate scale. And by the smoothness of the cut, the process was as easy as a sharp knife cutting through soft butter.
“How is that possible?” muttered the proud Phoenix as she looked at the second sword that appeared before Mo Xingyun.
“There is nothing to be surprised about,” said the Heaven-Devouring Emperor. “The moment you arrived, I was suspicious of your motive. So, to be cautious, I only summoned a projection of my Dao Artifact.”
The Heaven-Devouring Emperor sneered. He was a Dao Lord, and not a regular one–he was the only Dao Lord of the Devouring Dao. Before him, the Devouring Dao was not an Outlaw Dao. No, to be precise, the other people who practiced it–including the Baishe Clan–could only use a limited version of it.
And it is the same for his descendant–Mo Xingyun–and her physique.
However, he cultivated the Devouring Dao to the pinnacle and activated its status as an Outlaw Dao. Furthermore, because of his teacher, he knew in advance about the trial–thus increasing its difficulty by a few percent.
And even then, he still succeeded in passing.
“I have wasted enough time on you,” he commented before mobilizing the power of the true sword.
The sword’s power created a terrifying explosion, thus surrounding Huo Fenghuang in a cloud of space dust. Then, a few seconds later, the dust blew away, revealing her state.
Huo Fenghuang was surrounded by three artifacts in the font, nine in the middle and five in the back.
‘Three Eternal Emperor Artifacts, Nine Extreme Innate Artifacts, and Five Bloodline Artifacts’ analyzed the Heaven Devouring Emperor; he also marveled at the richness and background of the Ancient Clans–despite their current weakening stage.
In this world, most people believed the Dao Opening Sect had the most Eternal Emperor Artifacts. But it was not so. This honor went to the Ancient Clan.
‘Given their glorious history, it makes sense,’ analyzed the Heaven-Devouring Emperor. The Ancient Clans lead the world to win the Acquire-Innate War. Although they did not do it alone, their contributions–especially the Heaven Beginning Emperor–were amongst the best throughout the entire lower dimension.
With such an accomplishment, their Ancient Clan should have prospered for eternity due to the large amount of merit, luck, and destiny they amassed during the war.
Unfortunately, they became too greedy and wanted to turn the Myriad Emperor into their Heaven Will farming place; they wanted every generation of Emperors to come from their clans.
Their actions touched Heavenly Dao’s bottom line and ruined their relationship with the others. So, they lost the Spirit of Epoch and most of their merit and destiny.
The truth of the matter is Qiyuan was the last chance for the Ancient Clan to correct their ideologies and mentalities. As long as they listened to Qiyuan and considered Heavenly Dao’s balance, they would be fine.
Better yet, as long as they did not drive him out of the clan and allowed him to grow up and prove the Dao, he would have led their clan to a greater height. Qiyuan’s existence was the final manifestation of the Ancient Clan’s destiny.
Unfortunately, they failed miserably.
So, after growing up, Qiyuan became the manifestation of their clan’s tribulation. He utterly destroyed all their destiny and the merit they gathered during the war.
And when he created the Dao Opening Sect, most of that merit transferred to them and the Wang, Li, and Yan Clan. That’s why there has been so much unparalleled genius in these three clans and the sect for so many eras.
Regardless of how much the Ancient Clan was weakened in the past, their foundation was still solid. Throughout history, they have had the most Eternal Emperors. And although most died or were forced to leave the lower dimension, the Ancient Clan still has some artifacts left from them.
The Heaven-Devouring Emperor frowned after seeing the situation.
‘She is sacrificing these Innate Treasures to power up the Emperor Artifacts. So, her defense could last for a long time.’
He knew the longer he wasted, the more variables that could arise. So, he decided to act swiftly as he saw a white flame enveloping Huo Fenghuang. He used his Duyi Realm to resist her healing while also summoning three Emperor Artifacts.
He controlled them to suppress Huo Fenghuang’s artifact. Mo Xingyin only had one Eternal Artifact, so he had to make up the number with his better understanding of Emperor Artifacts and the massive amount of reserve energy he had swallowed.
Moreover, one of the artifacts contained sealing abilities. The Heaven-Devouring Emperor brought many Emperor Artifacts–most of which he borrowed from other Devil Factions in the Western Continent, using the power of the Mo Clan or making enticing deals with them.
Although the rules stated only 3 artifacts could be used, there are ways for people with a great background to take advantage of this rule. For example, the rules did not place limits on Innate or Chaos Artifacts.
Secondly, the rules only stated a person could use up to 3 Artifacts at the same time, but it never stated someone could not bring more and leave them in their space ring.
And with more artifacts, a cultivator will have more variety of options. After all, Emperor Artifacts have specific Daos and are helpful for different occasions.
This flaw in the rules greatly benefits wealthy individuals like Di Tian and Wang Wei.
In a few seconds, cracks appeared on Huo Fenghuang’s shield, making her expression ugly. She tried to mobilize all the power of the Innate Artifacts, sacrificing them like pawns. Simultaneously, she was also healing.
Unfortunately, the Heaven-Devouring Emperor wanted to eliminate her at all costs. So, he summoned his troops and used them as a sealing formation to boost the power of his artifacts.
So, in less than a minute, Huo Fenghuang’s shield broke, leaving her vulnerable. Then, Mo Xinguin’s sword rushed in for the kill.
A terrifying shockwave echoed through the entire Central Continent. However, Huo Fenghuang was intact as someone had appeared before her.