The Records Of The Human Emperor Chapter 1323
Chapter 1323: The Fire Of Mara
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
In an explosion of black mist, the man in black appeared, his cape snapping in the wind. He crossed his arms, the thick black flames congealing into a shield that blocked Wang Chong's sharp Sword Qi.
"It seems like the tales weren't exaggerating at all! My movement technique is as fast as lightning and exquisite beyond compare. No one has ever been able to calculate my trajectory before. You are the first to render it ineffective!"
As the black-clothed man's clothes fluttered in the wind, his eyes glowed with a strange light. He could move silently through the air, and when he fought, the place where his attacks came from and the location of his actual body would be completely different. With this special ability, he had often been able to kill his foes with a single blow. But this move was completely ineffective against Wang Chong.
"It's useless. No matter what art you have, they won't have much effect on me!" Wang Chong indifferently said.
Ever since he had touched the Subtle realm and comprehended the origin of energy, movement techniques no longer held any mystery toward him. Any movement would leave traces in the world of energy, and they stood out as brightly as the sun or moon to Wang Chong.
Without the slightest hesitation, Wang Chong shot forward like a bolt of lightning, lunging at the man in black. The entire world seemed to shake as all the energy within one thousand feet of him was thrown into disarray. In the darkness, an illusory sun and moon manifested.
The Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art!
Wang Chong had immediately used his heaven-shaking art, and under its influence, everything in the area seemed to be pulled toward him. Bang! A part of a wall was unable to endure the power and was pulled toward Wang Chong. Stone bricks circled around him like they were leaves. The man in black endured the greatest pull, with Wang Chong focusing ninety percent of the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art's power on him.
Sensing this immense power, the man in black grimaced. His body erupted with Stellar Energy, and then he smoothly slipped away like an oversized mud fish, escaping the suction of Wang Chong's art.
"How could this be!"
Seeing this, Wang Chong slightly grimaced. He had faced many opponents, but none of them had ever been able to escape the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art like this.
"Just let me see how many tricks you scoundrels have!"
With a thought from Wang Chong, the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art instantly underwent a major transformation. The simple absorption force immediately turned into several dozen streams of energy that extended in various directions with different levels of strength. While they would conflict with each other at times, they also possessed a great deal of cohesion. Not only that, these streams of energy soon formed a giant net that shot toward a place directly behind Wang Chong.
All of this was completed almost instantaneously.
"How could this be!"
The man in black couldn't help but widen his eyes in shock as he sensed the absorption forcefield instantly become several dozen times stronger than it was before.
Wang Chong's Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art should have been ineffective against him, but Wang Chong's ability to manipulate this art had reached a terrifying level, able to make it many times more complex and powerful.
Boom! A thick black flame erupted out of the man's body, so thick and viscous that it seemed like liquid. It crashed into the large net that Wang Chong had created. The clash created a powerful shockwave of energy.
Waves of compressed air rippled out for thousands of feet, blasting apart walls and ripping off roofs. This fierce explosion caused shrieks of fear and alarm to ring out in the darkness as numerous people began to light torches. Those civilians who lived nearby rushed out of their homes and tried to get as far away from the battlefield as possible.
Hearing the clamor in the darkness, Wang Chong grimaced, his eyes gleaming with vicious killing intent. He was already using the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art to control the battle and limit its effects, but the clash had still resulted in significant damage.
Moreover, such a large ruckus was certain to attract the City Guard and the patrolling Imperial Army soldiers. He needed to finish off his opponent as quickly as possible.
"It's my turn now!"
A cold light in his eyes, Wang Chong turned into three people that shot toward the man in black from three different directions. The man in black had never expected this development, and what shocked him even more was that these three illusions were identical in both appearance and strength. Even at his level of strength, he could not tell which one was real.
Before he could react, the three illusions were already converging on him.
"Guardian God: Black Flame Asura!"
Black flame poured out of his body, dozens of times more than before.
Raaaa! A heaven-shaking roar that seemed to arise from the depths of the underworld rang out, brimming with unbridled savagery and cruelty. The man in black disappeared, replaced by an awe-inspiring black-armored god, its eyes brimming with fury and evil, its body cast from steel.
As the black-armored god rose from the earth, six muscular arms wreathed in destructive energy shot out at Wang Chong's three illusions. At that moment, Wang Chong could clearly make out a head growing on this god's back.
These were legendary and powerful Demon Gods of the underworld, terrifying existences that had two faces. This was the first time Wang Chong had ever seen anyone use this sort of supreme technique.
The illusory sun and moon winked out of existence, and at the same moment, an immense surge of energy erupted out of the void.
"Great Destruction Art!"
Energy exploded out of Wang Chong's dantian as he used the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art's strongest attack.
With the City Guard and Imperial Army possibly arriving at any moment, Wang Chong was using his strongest technique in the hope of seizing this man in black as quickly as possible, dead or alive.
The two enormous energies fiercely clashed. Although the black flames were endless and tyrannical, they could not hold against the power of the Great Destruction Art. Bangbangbang! The Asura howled as its six arms snapped, and then the energy of pure destruction sent its entire body flying, causing it to crumble apart midair.
As the Asura was sent flying, Wang Chong's eyes flashed with cold light and he rose into the air, blinking to the side of the man in black. His five fingers flew forward and latched onto the man's shoulder.
"Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art!"
The moment he had injured his opponent, Wang Chong pushed the supreme evil art to its limit. The man's Stellar Energy immediately began to surge into Wang Chong's body. At such a close distance, almost no one could stop Wang Chong's Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art.
A look of extreme fear finally appeared on the face of the black-clothed man. Not only that, the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art had rendered him completely motionless.
In just a few moments, Wang Chong could feel the energy in his body swelling while the man's energy rapidly plunged. But this was a Stellar Energy of a technique that Wang Chong had never seen before, and it flowed into Wang Chong's body together with the energy of that bizarre black flame.
The longer he interacted with these men in black, the more Wang Chong began to realize that their martial arts were incredibly unique and one of their defining traits.
What powerful energy! Wang Chong said to himself. This man in black clearly possessed an extremely high status, and the energy in his body was also of an incredibly high level. While he had failed to sense anything at the start, as he absorbed more of that black energy, Wang Chong sensed that it was incredibly domineering, just as domineering as the Fires of Lu Wu and Ju Bi.
It's not right!
As this energy began to flood through him, Wang Chong felt an ill foreboding. And as he looked out of the corner of his eyes, he realized that the motionless and fearful man in black was now wearing the sinister smile of one whose plan had succeeded.
Wang Chong's heart jolted in alarm, but before he could respond, a ball of unprecedentedly powerful black flame energy erupted out of the black-clothed man's body and rushed into Wang Chong's. This ball of energy seemed to be well-acquainted with the workings of the Great Yinyang Heaven Creation Art. Through an exquisite method, it avoided Wang Chong's attempts to obstruct it and flew into his dantian, creating a great splash.
At almost the same moment, there was an immense explosion between Wang Chong and the man in black that jolted the pair apart.
"Heh, kid, you really are a difficult one to deal with. The missions to kill you not only failed but also allowed you to absorb our energies. The Fire of Lu Wu, the Fire of Ju Bi, and now the Fire of Mara—your body now contains three kinds of our energy. But no one told you that these three Fires are completely incompatible and can't be cultivated together, and this isn't even considering all the other kinds of energy in your body. Just wait until your cultivation destroys itself! You are doomed without any need for us to do anything else!"
At this moment, Wang Chong seemed to have no power over the man in black.