Chapter 548: The End of Brilliance
The blade cut through his flesh and the resulting pain was excruciating. However, it was far from the pain that Jian Qingyang felt from the bottom of his heart.
At that moment, Jian Qingyang felt that his world had completely shattered. His pride, his unrestrained life and his infinitely glorious martial future, were all gone.
Everything was completely smashed into pieces with that attack!
He was always highly-spirited, and he never knew grief, but now the corner of his eyes cracked as if his soul was slowly leaving his mortal shell.
He grabbed the sword tightly, while his palm bled profusely from the cut…
“Why……!? Tell me why…”
He continued repeating his words.
The white-dressed woman looked at Jian Qingyang. Her lips moved slightly, as if she had something to say, but eventually, all she did was let out a sigh.
The sword was pulled out fully, resulting in a spray of blood.
The blood splattered on Bai Yueyin’s white clothes like blossoming plums.
From the beginning to the end, Bai Yueyin did not say a word.
Jian Qingyang fell to the ground as blood pooled around him. With his power, even with a sword having pierced through his heart, and him suffering the wanton surge of the pure Yang energy in his body that destroyed a large number of his meridians, he still did not completely lose his combat power.
However, at this moment, he had forgotten to heal himself.
He had led a high and mighty life, and he had never met his match. He might have mused of the idea of him collapsing under the sword of an enemy, but he never believed that when the day came, the person who stabbed him was the woman he loved the most.
Bai Yueyin left. She did not continue attacking the severely injured Jian Qingyang.
She took with her that rusted sword tip, but she did not take Jian Qingyang’s interspatial ring.
In Jian Qingyang’s interspatial ring, there were the “Yang God Manual” and “Nine Nether Sacred Manual” remnant manuals.
Jian Qingyang watched helplessly as Bai Yueyin deactivated the restrictions as she exited the chamber. From the beginning to the end, he was completely distracted out of his wits. He did not say another word, nor did he stop her…
He was like a complete fool.
Bai Yueyin took that mysterious sword tip with her, but she could not have done such a ruthless act to him just for that sword tip.
This was because Jian Qingyang was willing to share everything with Bai Yueyin, be it the “Yang God Manual”, the “Nine Nether Sacred Manual” or that mysterious sword tip.
In fact, up until today, Bai Yueyin had already seen the “Yang God Manual” and “Nine Nether Sacred Manual” remnants. She had already memorized the two supreme Great Daos.
As for the sword tip, if Bai Yueyin wanted to gain insight from it, Jian Qingyang would give it to her without any hesitations. And if Bai Yueyin really wanted to take possession of the sword tip, she could have taken the sword tip and take flight.
Furthermore, if Bai Yueyin requested for it, Jian Qingyang could even gift the sword tip to her.
She absolutely had no need to do so…
Jian Qingyang was unable to figure it out. He seemed to be completely dazed as he sat in the chamber for three days and nights.
Blood stained the ground. Jian Qingyang was obsessed to know why Bai Yueyin had done so. It made him go crazy!
No one in the entire Central State knew of the events in the chamber. Neither did they know that the Sacred Empress had left the Central State, disappearing without a trace…
Such a shocking turn of events could not change certain things. Jian Qingyang still held his battle of destiny with the Fey race’s elite, Sha Hongxue.
This battle was an extremely important battle to the Human race of the Central State.
Even several large Human Race Divine Territories neighboring the Central State were concerned about the outcome of this battle.
It was a glorious battle between the Human and Fey race. To a large extent, it would reveal who was stronger amongst the elites of the Human race and the Fey race in the Yang God Empyrean Heaven.
Jian Qingyang sat in the chamber until the day of the battle.
He could not miss the battle… even though his meridians had not completely recovered, and having failed in his breakthrough…
However, he still had to face the battle challenge.
He had already lost the woman he loved the most in his life, so he could not lose his martial path.
At Wanshi mountain, the venue of the battle, Jian Qingyang and Sha Hongxue hovered high in the sky as they faced each other.
Under the eyes of many, Sha Hongxue drew out a long saber. The handle was as long as a lower arm, and it was made up of a grayish-white spinal bone. The saber was thin and long, and it looked like a long blood-colored leaf blade.
The battle began!
Before the battle, Jian Qingyang had suffered greatly both physically and mentally. However, when the battle began, he had completely changed to another person.
In his eyes, there was only fighting spirit and his opponent!
This battle was earth-shattering. Vast swaths of land were reduced to canyons by the saber and sword Qi. Snow-capped mountains that pierced through the clouds melted into piles of sand under the pure Yang energy.
The battle was extremely intense but the final result was… the defeat of the Azure Yang Lord!
His body was penetrated by Sha Hongxue’s 12 slashes of the saber as his blood stained the sky!
With his powers exhausted and his meridians blocked, Jian Qingyang slammed heavily to the ground. A former invincible legend, a former Great Qian Dynasty’s legendary person of the Central State Divine Territory had fallen in such a manner…
He had lost, and it was a crushing defeat. He had also lost his future.
The first half of his life was one of high-spiritedness and heroism. He controlled great power and overwhelmed the world with his strength. He was admired by countless heroes and he had numerous women falling for him.
However, all of this went down the drain with his defeat in battle!
Sha Hongxue did not kill Jian Qingyang. Instead, he spared him.
However, Jian Qingyang’s future was already bleak…
The citizens of the Central State were extremely disappointed with the battle outcome!
Heroes that rushed to the Central State could only sigh!
As for the mighty figures of the Fey race, they only issued derision!
As for the Fey race elite, Sha Hongxue, he was high-spirited and he looked down at Jian Qingyang in the form of a victor. A dismissive smile appeared on his face.
“So what if I spare your cheap life? You can challenge me at any time. As for the distance between us, it will only grow further!”
As Sha Hongxue said this, he gored through Jian Qingyang’s chest and made a sudden pull!
With the soft sound of bone and flesh tearing, Jian Qingyang felt his body tremble greatly. An excruciating pain assaulted his senses, as if his heart had been pulled out by Sha Hongxue!
His face was as white as a sheet as he looked powerlessly at Sha Hongxue.
At this moment, Sha Hongxue was holding a bloody metallic mark. It was the Divine Lord Royal Seal condensed from pure Yang Heavenly Dao!
The Divine Lord Royal Seal that Jian Qingyang had refined into his body had now been forcefully pulled out of his body by Sha Hongxue!
Jian Qingyang felt that this pull of Sha Hongxue was like his backbone being ripped out him!
“The title of Azure Yang Lord shall henceforth be mine! Hahaha!”
Sha Hongxue erupted into a tumultuous laughter. With a wipe of his hand, he injected his perception into the Divine Lord Royal Seal. At the same time, Jian Qingyang’s soul sea quaked as he spat out a mouthful of blood.
At that moment, the seal he left on the Divine Lord Royal Seal had been forcefully wiped off by Sha Hongxue. From then onwards, the Divine Lord Royal Seal had changed owners!
Around the battleground, numerous Human race warriors witnessed this scene. They felt their hearts ache as they could only sighed.
On the home ground of the Human race, they watched helplessly as a Fey race elite took off with the Divine Lord Royal Seal, becoming a Great World’s Divine Lord. This sense of defeat was imaginable.
But there was no one who could stop this scene as none of them was Sha Hongxue’s match!
They looked at Jian Qingyang and helplessly shook their heads. With this, a legend had collapsed!