Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Although the name ‘Five-Dragon Banner’ sounded very cool, it was just the banner that Immortal Master Copper Trigram carried with him each time he went around to perform his divinations. Sometimes, he would even separate it into two different banners and install it on his push-cart or other similar means of transportation.
On one side of the Five-Dragon Banner were inscribed the words: “Copper or iron trigrams, in the time it takes to say a word, I’ve already predicted a billion things!”
While the ones on the other side were: “Divination after divination, I’ve become the Great Immortal Master of myriad divinatory trigrams!”
Perhaps because it had been exposed to the sun and the wind for a long time, this Five-Dragon Banner looked a little worn-out.
At this time, the petite-looking Su Clan’s Sixteen-version Copper Trigram waved the huge banner around, looking rather cool.
“You’ve… reached the Sixth Stage?” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator gasped for breath. That move from earlier, [Twelve Swords of the Milky Way—Night Sky], had apparently consumed a lot of his strength.
“You didn’t expect it, right? Ahahaha!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram gently laughed. “Actually, I had already reached the Sixth Stage Realm when I agreed to battle you on the summit of the forbidden city during a night of full moon. Then, I pretended to be a Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor until now so that I could give you a good beating during today’s battle. I’ve waited for this day for a very long, long time!”
Just as he was speaking, five different colors resurfaced on the Five-Dragon Banner in Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s hand.
Fire dragon, lightning dragon, wind dragon, earth dragon, and ice dragon… five divine dragons made of five different elements came out of that old and worn-out banner.
Actually, while wielding the Five-Dragon Banner, Immortal Master Copper Trigram only needed to swing it a little to make the five divine dragons attack Northern River’s Loose Cultivator.
However, he didn’t immediately go for the attack, because he first had to tell Northern River about the fact that he had reached the Sixth Stage long ago and had gone through a lot of trouble to suppress his realm so that he could give him a good beating today!
If he didn’t tell anyone about this matter and kept it in his heart, wouldn’t he feel stifled?
Still, after concluding his sentence, Immortal Master Copper Trigram didn’t spout any more rubbish. After all, a lot of villains died due to their useless talk during battles—although he felt that he was no villain.
What to do if he kept talking nonsense and Northern River’s Loose Cultivator broke through at the critical moment? At that time, defeating Northern River’s Loose Cultivator wouldn’t be easy.
Aside from that, the heavenly tribulation would also come down if Northern River broke through. At that time, his wish to beat him would go down the drain.
As such, he had to use all the methods at his disposal to happily beat up Northern River’s Loose Cultivator before the latter broke through.
“Thereupon, from today onwards, you should respectfully address me as Senior True Monarch Copper Trigram!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram waved the Five-Dragon Banner, very satisfied. The five dragons that had emerged from the banner almost looked real as they shot toward Northern River’s Loose Cultivator while barings their fangs and brandishing their claws.
Northern River’s expression turned serious, and the twelve sword orbs made buzzing sounds. But after getting influenced by the [Spirit Lake Force Field], the sword qi and speed of the twelve sword orbs were greatly affected.
The five dragons crashed into Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s sword orbs.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had no choice but to use his strongest move, [Twelve Swords of the Milky Way—Night Sky], which gave him a twelvefold increase in strength, again to ward off the attack of Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s Five-Dragon Banner.
The starry sky appeared once more. But this time, it only covered Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s body.
The five dragons bared their fangs and teeth, and directly crashed into the starry sky, crushing it to pieces by relying on the difference in realm.
The scene reminded one of five huge world-destroying dragons tearing the world apart.
“Northern River is done for.” Young Master Phoenix Slayer gently sighed. His liver was very painful.
His liver was painful not only because he had bet a large sum of spirit stones on Northern River’s victory, but also because Copper Trigram had advanced to the Sixth Stage Realm.
At this time, there were still several other fellow daoists whose livers were aching like Young Master Phoenix Slayer’s or who looked as though they were suffering from constipation.
“I’m afraid that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator is going to lose this battle,” True Monarch Tyrant Flood Dragon said.
Since he was an old True Monarch, he could tell that Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s life-bound Five-Dragon Banner had been already reforged into a magical treasure of the Sixth Stage Realm, and even an old True Monarch like him would have to get serious while facing the simultaneous attacks of the five dragons. Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, who was still at the peak of the Fifth Stage Realm, would not be able to block the attack of the Five-Dragon Banner even if he used that method that allowed him to increase the output of his strength twelvefold.
“Senior Northern River is going to lose? That’s really unfortunate.” After hearing their conversation, Song Shuhang sighed inwardly. In this battle between Northern River’s Loose Cultivator and Immortal Master Copper Trigram, he favored Northern River more!
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was the always online holy warrior of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, and he had helped him solve a lot of cultivation-related problems.
Aside from that, Immortal Master Copper Trigram had assumed his appearance a few days ago, and performed some shady divination in Beijing. Who knew what kind of shady divination he had performed, and at whose expense!
But right at this time, Medicine Master suddenly said, “Senior White, what do you think?”
Medicine Master was still at the Fourth Stage, and was making preparations to advance to the Fifth Stage Realm. Therefore, his eyesight was inferior compared to those of the several other fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group present on the scene. Such being the case, he decided to directly ask Venerable White, who was the strongest person there.
“Hmm… it’s very interesting. However, it’s still early to say who is going to win.” Venerable White wore a bright smile on his face.
After hearing Venerable White’s words, Young Master Phoenix Slayer and the others blinked their eyes, and immediately turned their heads around, looking at the summit of the forbidden city.
Was it possible that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator could counterattack even in this critical situation?
But right at this time, Song Shuhang asked, “Senior White, did you also make a bet at Senior Seven’s gambling house?”
Venerable White shook his head, and said, “Seven was mean, and didn’t let me join in the fun.”
“I see,” Song Shuhang said with a nod.
Given Senior White’s supernatural luck, not letting him participate in gambling events was indeed a wise choice.
Venerable White also added, “Actually, whenever there is some gambling event in the Nine Provinces Number One Group, I’m not allowed to participate.”
After all, no one wanted to lose all their money until they didn’t even have their underwear left!
Fire and lightning intertwined, ice and wind entwined, and the earth roared.
The five dragons smashed Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s [Night Sky] to pieces, and headed right where he was standing.
“Old Northern River, let me hear your cries!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram gently smiled. “Your cries will make this night of full moon on the summit of the forbidden city where our battle is taking place even more perfect!”
After saying this much, Immortal Master Copper Trigram waved the Five-Dragon Banner again, doubling the power of the five dragons. From the looks of it, he was planning to make Northern River’s Loose Cultivator stay on Medicine Master’s bed for a year or so!
“Aaaaah~” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was very cooperative, and cried out. This cry was capable of moving people to tears.
“Northern River, don’t worry. I’ve already booked a bed for you at Medicine Master’s place. Therefore, you can lose without having to worry about a thing,” Immortal Master Copper Trigram continued. “Northern River, admit defeat already!”
“No, I’ll never admit defeat! Aaaaaah!” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator continued screaming.
“I really like this disposition of yours. Only like this can I truly enjoy giving you a good beating!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram waved the Five-Dragon Banner again.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator gritted his teeth, and said, “Aaaaah! Shady fortune teller, I’ll never submit to you!”
But right at this time, the expression on Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s face turned serious.
“Not good!” Copper Trigram was inwardly shocked, and quickly furled the Five-Dragon Banner.
The five dragons dispersed, and returned to the Five-Dragon Banner, assuming a defensive position.
At this time, there was no one standing in Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s original place.
The only thing there were the twelve sword orbs, which had now gathered together.
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s pitiful cry from earlier was also coming from the twelve sword orbs.
Of the people present on the scene, almost no one noticed when Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had escaped—not even the various True Monarchs.
“Deceitful bastard,” Immortal Master Copper Trigram muttered to himself. At the same time, he looked all around. “But in front of absolute strength, petty tricks are useless!”
While speaking, Immortal Master Copper Trigram suddenly raised his first and punched in the air. “Do you really think you can hide from my senses? Northern River, you are too naive! Now, get ready to lose!”
When he punched, the cry of a dragon echoed throughout the surrounding area. Soon after, a golden dragon made of fist intent headed toward a certain place in the sky.
The fist was simply tyrannical.
Who would have thought that Immortal Master Copper Trigram had practiced such an overbearing fist technique! Still, this type of fist technique didn’t really seem to fit his personality…
But after thinking about it for a while, the people present felt that this notion was incorrect! Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s personality? What did they even know about Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s personality aside from the fact that he liked to perform shady divinations?
Whenever people saw Copper Trigram, they would see him disguised as someone else, and even his personality would change accordingly.
Perhaps this overbearing Copper Trigram was the real Copper Trigram?
The overbearing golden dragon made of fist intent hit that place in the sky.
It felt as though a layer of glass was shattered. Soon after, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s sorry figure appeared before everyone’s eyes.
At this time, he had various injuries caused by fire, ice, lightning, etc., on his body.
But the most serious injury was on his chest, where the mark of a fist was visible. This injury was caused by Immortal Master Copper Trigram’s overbearing fist just now.
“Pfff~” In the sky, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator spat out a mouthful of blood.
“Although I’ve no idea how you managed to get away. You are done for this time! Northern River, get rekt!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram smiled, seemingly very satisfied.
Soon after, he used his fists to repeatedly attack Northern River’s Loose Cultivator in the sky.
Golden dragons made of fist intent shot toward Northern River’s Loose Cultivator one after another; each fist was incredibly domineering, and the cry of a dragon could be heard each time.
In addition, these ten consecutive fists faintly reminded one of the Eight Trigrams. They sealed all the space around Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, preventing him from escaping.
In the sky, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had nowhere to escape, and could only take the ten fists head on, ultimately falling from the sky.
“It’s over!” Immortal Master Copper Trigram had a satisfied expression on his face, but he was also somewhat disappointed.
During this battle on the summit of the forbidden city, he had ultimately given Old Northern River a good beating. Still, it was a pity that the latter couldn’t resist longer.
But it was something to be expected. After all, the difference between a Sixth Stage True Monarch and a Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor was very big. The fact that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator had resisted for so long in a head-on battle was already pretty good.
“It’s indeed over!” Just as Immortal Master Copper Trigram was sighing with emotion, a voice suddenly echoed behind him.
In the next moment, severe pain was transmitted from the back of his waist alongside a spiraling force.
“Aaaaaah~” Immortal Master Copper Trigram was sent flying, and due to the spiraling force, his whole body madly spun as he was in midair.
Who sneak-attacked me?! Immortal Master Copper Trigram looked behind with the corner of his eye.
Then, he discovered that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator was standing behind him with a wicked smile on his face.
But, more importantly, Northern River’s aura was that of a Sixth Stage True Monarch?!