Chapter 1256: Killing the Beast and Obtaining the Leaves
The bodies of Xuanhuang beasts were extremely tough. Jian Chens casual strike had made it bleed, but the small injury was basically nothing to it. However, it had become furious because of Jian Chens attack. It roared before leaping toward Jian Chen with a wild gust of wind.
Jian Chen did not continue to attack when he saw the Xuanhuang beast lunge over. He gently kicked off the ground with the tip of his foot and drifted back as quickly as the Xuanhuang beast, softly creating a beautiful curve in the air like a falling leaf as he landed away from the hill.
When Jian Chen landed back on the ground, he was already several hundred meters away from the hill. However, he did not stop because of that. He kicked off with the tip of his foot again and began to fly back extremely quickly.
The Xuanhuang beast had become aggravated when Jian Chen had injured it. It pursued him without rest and constantly roared. However, it was unable to get within ten meters of Jian Chen. Its speed was actually exactly the same as Jian Chens speed, making it difficult for it to get any closer.
After all, the Xuanhuang beasts did not have any control over the mysteries of the world. They could not use Spatial Force to move faster.
Jian Chen continued to back off as he pulled the beast away. He came to a stop five kilometers from the hill while staring at the Xuanhuang beast with shining eyes. The beast did not seem to be a Class 8 vicious beast in his eyes. Instead, it appeared to be an extremely precious Class 8 Monster Core.
Tie Ta stood in the sea of flowers on the hill several kilometers away. He glanced at Jian Chen before losing interest. He continued to sniff the flowers in a bent over position. He closed his eyes as he greedily breathed in the heavy fragrance. He seemed to be intoxicated.
A sword Qi flashed to life several kilometers away from the hill. Jian Chen was already embroiled in a great battle with the Class 8 Xuanhuang beast. The Emperor Armament in his hands glowed bright. Its snow-white blade was like a mirror, reflecting its surroundings.
Jian Chen stabbed out extremely quickly. With a flash of white light, the Emperor Armament shot out like a bolt of lightning, shooting toward the beasts head.
At the same time, the Xuanhuang beast launched its own attack on Jian Chen. The attack was simple and concise, lacking any abilities. It opened its large mouth and bit at Jian Chens weapon.
Ding! As if it was a clash of metal, Jian Chens Emperor Armament was tightly gripped by the beasts sharp teeth. The toughness of its jaw was unimaginable.
The Xuanhuang beast forcefully twisted its head after it had gotten a hold of Jian Chens Emperor Armament in attempt to snap it. However, Emperor Armaments were left behind by Saint Emperors, so no matter how hard the beast tried, it could not break the blade since the sword was even tougher than its jaws. Its teeth failed to leave a single mark on the Emperor Armament.
The Xuanhuang beast smeed to have understood that it could not break Jian Chens Emperor Armament, so it simply yanked the weapon away. However, Jian Chen stood like a sword as he held onto the Emperor Armament. No matter how hard the beast tried, it was unable to make Jian Chen take a simple step, but web-like cracks quickly spread out in all directions with his feet at the center. They reached several kilometers away.
The Class 8 Xuanhuang beast possessed shocking strength, but Jian Chen knew many skills. He stood there as if his feet were rooted to the ground, redirecting the force that the Xuanhuang beast exerted on him into the ground. He achieved an effect where he seemed to be connected to the ground. It was impossible for the Xuanhuang beast to be Jian Chens opponent with just its bodily strength.
Jian Chen sighed inside. If the beast in front of him possessed intelligence, killing it would take some effort, but it just happened to lack that. All it possessed was great strength that could only follow its beastial instincts, so dealing with it was easy. Suddenly, Jian Chens gaze grew cold, and he suddenly channeled some energy through his sword-wielding hand. He raised the beast, which was still biting the blade, high up in the air. He quickly spun in a circle a few times before smashing it against the ground. It created a huge crater, but the beasts jaws remained tightly locked around the weapon.
Jian Chen arrived before it with a single step. He raised his foot high up into the air before viciously stopping on the Xuanhuang beasts head. The force was abnormally great, burying the beasts head deep into the soil below.
Roar! The Xuanhuang beast was angered by Jian Chens stomp, so it produced an earth-shaking roar. It finally let go of the Emperor Armament as it bit at Jian Chens foot.
Jian Chen coldly smiled. He avoided the huge mouth of the beast as he coated the Emperor Armament with a layer of Chaotic Force, taking advantage of its attack to stab the beast in the head. This time, Jian Chen felt an even greater resistance. The beasts head was unbelievably tough. Jian Chen believed that even steel that had been forged countless times would not be as tough as this beasts head.
This was because Jian Chen could split any type of steel, no matter how great, into two with a simple stroke of his blade like a hot knife through butter. However, Jian Chen had to use a lot of force, including Chaotic Force, on the Xuanhuang beasts head, and he was only able to stab half of the sword in, just happening to reach the center of the beasts head.
Jian Chen did not give the Xuanhuang beast the chance to struggle one final time. Sword Qi formed from Chaotic Force surged from the Emperor Armament, reducing the head of the beast into a mess in a single moment. The Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint King Xuanhuang beast died in the end without even being able to let out a miserable wail.
Jian Chen found a thumb-sized energy crystal within the beasts body. Only after sensing the powerful and energetic ripples of energy did he nod in satisfaction. The energy within the crystal was equivalent to a Class 8 Monster Core.
Class 8 Monster Cores were extremely rare on the Tian Yuan Continent. Only the Gilligan clan was in possession of one or two Class 8 Magical Beasts.