Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
The Grand Illusionary Soldiers that had been loyal to Xiao Xuance suddenly turned into Li Yao’s dutiful dogs and lunged at Xiao Xuance without any hesitation!
The crystal cannons were roaring, the chainswords were slashing, and the vibration sabers were uttering desperate screams!
Xiao Xuance made a poor decision himself, too. With the capability of the Nascent Soul Stage, he should not have been locked onto by the Grand Illusionary Soldiers so easily. However, he had regarded the Grand Illusionary Soldiers as his own ‘shield’ a moment ago. Therefore, the Grand Illusionary Soldiers around him were particularly dense with barely any gaps.
When the Grand Illusionary Soldiers rebelled and attacked their master, even Xiao Xuance was bewildered for a moment, before he was drowned in the iron torrent quickly!
All the Cultivators were shocked!
Exclamations echoed nonstop in the communication channel. Countless Grand Illusionary Soldiers passed by them like the fiercest piranhas and dispersed when they were about to hit the Cultivators, as if the Cultivators were covered in an invisible shield.
The Cultivators who were breathing hard because of the shortness of spiritual energy watched the Grand Illusionary Soldiers lunging at Xiao Xuance, their fear not entirely gone. They felt their heads going dizzy, and they failed to come up with any comments.
Luo Xingzi and the other Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators were the fastest to realize what had happened. They were overjoyed. “You planted a virus in the star brain?”
Li Yao nodded. “There’s no time to explain. The star brain can automatically detect and annihilate the viruses. We cannot keep the star brain paralyzed for long. We have to seize every second to exterminate Xiao Xuance and destroy the star brain!”
Li Yao charged at Xiao Xuance, closely followed by the other six Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators who apparently considered him the core of attack!
Six Cultivators in the Nascent Soul Stage and one in the superlative height of the Core Formation Stage were attacking the best expert of the Flying Star Sector together!
With Xiao Xuance’s capability, if he was determined to run away, the Grand Illusionary Soldiers would not necessarily have been able to stop him, but the situation was different when several super experts were monitoring him in the periphery!
Manipulated by the spectral Cultivators, countless Grand Illusionary Soldiers flew to Xiao Xuance and detonated themselves. Even the Grand Illusionary Soldiers that did not detonate themselves were also improving the output efficiency of their crystal reactors to the maximum. As a result, the crystal reactors together with their entire bodies were all melting into molten iron. They all smashed at Xiao Xuance like clusters of magma!
Sixteen Six-Barreled Revolving Vulcan Machine Guns appeared around the Mystic Skeleton Battlesuit again. But this time, it was not the highly-heated explosive bullets that were triggered, but the freezing bullets that contained frost rune arrays!
Chi! Chi! Chi! Chi!
Every bullet would explode into a vague, icy mist when they reached Xiao Xuance. The melted, twisted iron and alloys were frozen by the icy mist and turned into an extremely thick shell after they were combined!
The six Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators all saw through Li Yao’s tactic.
He was building an ‘iron cocoon’ around Xiao Xuance in such a way so that Xiao Xuance would be restrained inside and could not get out of the siege!
“Let’s do it together!”
Of the six Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators, two were adept at temperature manipulation techniques. They blew rain and ice quickly toward the target.
The other four Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators, although not as good at the temperature-manipulating techniques as their other two companions, mostly brought a few crystal bombs of the ice class with them.
For a moment, cold, bluish colors were flashing crazily, and the air was freezing. Hardly had the Grand Illusionary Soldiers around Xiao Xuance been melted in the high temperature when they were condensed into ugly shackles again!
This time, Xiao Xuance truly burst into fury. The flames outside the Heavenly Lord Battlesuit gradually expanded into a giant almost five meters tall whose face was as vivid as that of a real person. His fury could be clearly seen on the giant.
The self-detonation of the Grand Illusionary Soldiers and the re-forged iron shackles seemed to have no other effects except stalling him for half a second in his craziness!
However, half a second was enough!
The self-detonation of the Grand Illusionary Soldiers delayed him for half a second, and the collective attack of the six Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators delayed another half. And when the half second was over, new Grand Illusionary Soldiers had crowded close again!
The Grand Illusionary Soldiers and the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators were like two giant hands that was smacking Xiao Xuance in turn unceasingly; Xiao Xuance felt lightheaded but had nowhere to run!
Xiao Xuance suffered heavy wounds in that minute. His spiritual energy was burning up, too, in the prolonged battle. The giant of flames seemed intimidating, but they were shaking like a torch in the billowing wind. Occasionally, long streams of fire were thrown out, but they would often collapse after swallowing less than ten Grand Illusionary Soldiers despite their awe-inspiring appearance.
Seeing through Xiao Xuance’s fatigue, Li Yao flapped his wings and dashed to dozens of meters away where he stared at the villain who was coming to his doom.
When Xiao Xuance released furious flames of spiritual energy for the seventh time, trying to break out of the siege, only to be smashed back by Luo Xingzi doggedly, Li Yao finally raised his right hand and opened his fingers, aiming his palm at the prey!
The six dragon-like spiritual stripes on the right arm of the Mystic Skeleton Battlesuit spiraled to the center of his palm.
In the palm was another golden stripe in the shape of a dragon head, as if an enormous dragon was lurking right inside Li Yao hand!
Li Yao narrowed his eyes and mumbled spells. The six dragon stripes on his right arm and the golden rune inside his palm were flaring in dangerous brilliance at the same time!
When the dragon stripes were the brightest, six dragons suddenly appeared out of nowhere and span rapidly around Li Yao’s right arm!
The right arm of the Mystic Skeleton Battlesuit underwent shocking changes, too. The plate continuously extended, and his fist was consumed by a golden light beam from which an exceptionally majestic dragon flew out!
The highlights of Bai Xinghe’s Dragon King Battlesuit were the nine dragon-like artificial limbs that were passed on from the era of the Star Ocean Imperium. In the battle against the Temple of Immortals, two of them had been damaged. The remaining seven had been heavily modified by Li Yao and transformed into a piece of very awesome aggressive magical equipment.
The artificial limbs could be placed on the back or returned to the Cosmos Ring. At the crucial moment, the six artificial limbs could be activated at the same time and revolve rapidly around his right arm, boosting the drill of mystic rays that had been installed on the Mystic Skeleton Battlesuit earlier and increasing the power of the drill to the maximum!
Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!
With the most majestic dragon as the axis, the other six artificial limbs were revolving at the highest speed. Endless spiritual energy spurted out of Li Yao’s palm and constituted a gargantuan drill with the seven dragons as the bones. Glamorous flames as if a starship crashing through the atmosphere were triggered while the drill was spinning in the air intensely!
Even Li Yao found himself barely able to perform such a violent attack. He felt that his entire right arm was about to be torn apart. He extended his left hand and grabbed his right arm to help maintain the stability of the giant drill!
Far away, after fighting hundreds of rounds with the six Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators and destroying thousands of Grand Illusionary Soldiers, Xiao Xuance was burning his life and soul to the limits, too. At this point, the flames surrounding him quickly expanded into a magnificent man who was wearing a crown and a battle robe.
It was a shame that his soul had already started dispersing. The magnificent sight did not last half a second before it turned into a bloated monster who was laughing crazily in desperation.
But the crown on his head was equally delicate and still glittering splendidly!
“Go to hell!” Li Yao roared. He pushed his right arm forward brutally. The drill of mystic rays mixed with seven enormous dragons instantly turned into a giant pillar of light that rushed toward Xiao Xuance!
Xiao Xuance’s spiritual shield held back the attack for half a second. The collision of the immense spiritual energy triggered such a sweeping blast that countless Grand Illusionary Soldiers nearby were blown to smithereens.
Half a second later, Xiao Xuance’s spiritual shield together with his Heavenly Lord Battlesuit completely collapsed. The pillar of golden light pierced into his chest and out of his back. A shocking giant hole was left on his chest by the drill of mystic rays. All his internal organs were gone. Even the blood all over his body was vaporized in an instant!
The mystic rays faded out.
All the attacks came to an end.
Xiao Xuance was still floating in midair, holding his saber high, with the same unbendable demeanor as before.
However, the color on his skin had gone, turning him lead colored.
“You may stop me”
Starting from his feet, Xiao Xuance’s body turned into ash, flying into the air inch by inch, as if ten thousand gray butterflies were dancing gracefully near him.
“But you cannot stop the evolution!
“Long live the evolution! Long live the Immortal Cultivators! Long live the civilization of mankind!”
When his saber turned into ash, he tried to raise his hand high and roar. But hardly had he moved his arm when his fist collapsed as if it were made of sand.
He could only wave his bare wrist and shout desperately, “Love live the Imperium of True Human Be”
Before he made the final declaration, Xiao Xuancethe best expert of the Flying Star Sector, the commander-in-chief of the Imperium of True Human Beings, and an Immortal Cultivatorcompletely turned into ash, dispersing in the air!
None of the Cultivators who saw the scene would be calm again until a long time later.
Even the Nascent Soul Stage Cultivators were looking at each other in bewilderment. They were asking the same question”Is this the end of everything?”
“It is not. We must destroy the star brain!”
Li Yao’s face was pale, and his temples were pulsating after performing his strongest move. He gritted his teeth and closed his right hand. The seven dragons that had pierced through Xiao Xuance’s body just now took a turn in midair and rushed toward the thousands of broadcasting rune arrays behind him.
The high wall that was embedded with broadcasting rune arrays had been on the verge of collapse in the first place. Under the scourge of the seven dragons, the wall exploded and revealed the vast control room behind it, where the star brain, the most crucial device for the Immortal Cultivators, was hidden!
The control room of the star brain was as vast as the bridge, but most of the space was occupied by giant crystal chips, computational rune arrays, and ventilation tubes. However, at the center of the room, in a vertical room that looked like a shaft, loose light spots were floating in midair and outlined what seemed to be a brain!
A lot of Immortal Cultivators were surrounding the star brain, but most of them were experts in crystal processors. Suppressed by the Grand Illusionary Soldiers and the seven super experts, they were unable to fight back at all.
“We must be careful, everybody. Do not think that everything is over now that Xiao Xuance is dead. If my guess is correct, an even more formidable enemy is probably lurking in this place!”
His eyes as sharp as lightning, Li Yao locked onto a ‘meat mountain’ right below the star brain.
It was Xiao Tianbao, Xiao Xuance’s foster son, the creator of the star brain, and the mentally retarded genius known as the ‘star child’!