Chapter 1783: Strength Equivalent to The Early Eminent Saint Stage
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
One could see from afar the rows of soldier status were in a massive and strong formation.
“Don’t tell me the eighth trial is to kill all of them?” Duan Ling Tian warily walked closer to the soldier formation before him. The formation formed from the 1,000 statues of soldiers seemed to subtly pressure him. He could not find the words to describe this sense of pressure.
The distance between Duan Ling Tian and the soldier formation gradually began to decrease as well…
Just when Duan Ling Tian was 100 meters away from the soldier formation, he suddenly felt something. He came to a halt with a frown on his face.
At the same time, he could clearly see the soldier formation 100 meters away were seemingly coming alive one by one at this instant.
Thump! Thump! Thump!
Crack! Crack! Crack!
A crisp cracking noise reverberated in the vast underground palace. As it turned out, the layer of stone on the surface of the 1,000 soldiers had begun to crumble, revealing their faces.
Soldiers who appeared to be made from flesh and blood appeared one after another in front of Duan Ling Tian.
Although they looked like they were made of flesh and blood, their eyes were completely devoid of life.
“What’s going on?” Duan Ling Tian was dumbfounded when he saw this. He did not expect the soldiers to be made of flesh and blood.
Indeed, the 1,000 soldiers standing 100 meters away from him appeared like humans. Apart from having eyes that were devoid of life, they were no different from an ordinary person.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At this moment, a gust of cold wind blew through the vast palace. The gust of wind felt strange. Although Duan Ling Tian was not easily scared, he still felt chills running up his spine.
“These soldiers…” At the same time, when Duan Ling Tian shifted his gaze to the soldiers. He discovered the soldiers’ eyes that were initially devoid of life was now gleaming coldly with a green light.
Once their eyes turned green, they came completely alive.
Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!
As soon as they came alive, the 1,000 soldiers began to move rapidly and even arranged themselves in an even neater formation. Everything was so natural, there was no need for anyone to command them.
After they arranged themselves in a new formation, the 1,000 soldiers chanted loudly. The soundwaves from their voices caused the air to tremble and formed ripples that began to spread out.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian could only feel his eardrums trembling and the vital Qi and blood in his body began to surge chaotically. However, he did not have time to pay attention to it. He noticed as the 1,000 soldiers repeatedly chanted, their eyes were locked on him.
Now that 1,000 pairs of green eyes were locked on Duan Ling Tian, he could not help but feel chills running up his spine even though he had been through many ups and downs.
“KILL!” Another loud chant resonated in unison. Then, the 1,000 soldiers began to make their moves as they charged toward Duan Ling Tian.
Several hundred of cavalries galloped in the forefront as they pounded toward him.
As for the infantries and gunmen, they were walking on air toward him.
The sabers and guns in their hands were emitting vast True Origins that traversed out in succession like a dragon coming out of its hole. Their target was Duan Ling Tian.
Several hundreds infantries, several hundreds of gunmen, several hundreds of sabers, and several hundreds of spears were all aimed at Duan Ling Tian as they traveled across the air.
The 1,000 soldiers’ eyes were gleaming with green light so he could not see the changes in their eyes at all.
However, judging from their current posture, it was clear they would not give up until he was dead.
In just a while, the 1,000 soldiers surrounded him tightly and pounded at him.
“They’re all at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage!” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian who had activated his Divine Eye and extended his Divine Consciousness quickly discovered the cultivation base of the soldiers. They were all at the peak of Pristine Saint Stage. There was no exception.
Initially, Duan Ling Tian was not bothered when he discovered these soldiers were only at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage.
However, after he had clashed directly using his Colossal Sword Bell with the thirty soldiers who had joined forces, horror dawned on him immediately. “How’s this possible? I thought their cultivation base is only at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage?”
The Colossal Sword Bell he had cast using all his strength had almost crumbled under the joint attack of the thirty over soldiers.
‘If 10 more soldiers join in now, my Colossal Sword Bell will shatter immediately!’ The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he began to panic a little when he realized he had underestimated his enemies.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and moved to dodge the attack from the group of soldiers as he tried to calm down.
After he calmed down, he began to study the 1,000 soldiers attacking him. He realized the movements of these soldiers appeared disorderly, but there seemed to be more to it than that.
“The formation they’re in is not an ordinary formation! Their formation seems to be able to unite the strength of the comrades around them so that they could attack and retreat together. No wonder! I was thinking how’s it possible for the Abyssal Swamp’s eighth trial, the penultimate trial, to be so easy! These 1,000 soldiers are much more troublesome than the clan of wild beasts from the first trial.” Although the wild beasts from the first trial had great teamwork, they were not arranged in an orderly formation.
The 1,000 soldiers before him, on the other hand, were only at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage, but every movement of theirs seemed to be underlined with some mystery. It was as though they were in sync with the comrades beside them.
Due to the reason these soldiers were not sentient, there was no distrust at all between them.
It was exactly because of this their joint attack was so terrifying.
“If the group of wild beasts in the first trial encounters these soldiers, I think it’ll only take these soldiers a few attacks to kill all the wild beasts!” Duan Ling Tian was absolutely certain about this.
At this moment, despite their cultivation base at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage, he did not dare to be reckless anymore nor did he dare to look down on the group of soldiers.
If there were 2,000 or even 3,000 Martial Cultivators at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage in a state of disunity, it would be easy for Duan Ling Tian to deal with them.
However, faced with these 1,000 soldiers who were united, he could only dodge them at this moment and look for an opening to attack.
“Calm down… Calm down…” Duan Ling Tian knew very well he could only defeat the 1,000 soldiers if he maintained his composure.
Not taking his former life into account, just in this life alone, he had carved a path for himself out of a secluded place on Cloud Continent
For this reason, his combat experience was definitely not something the younger generation native to the Dao Martial Saint Land could compare to.
It was exactly because of this, faced with the 1,000 soldiers, he quickly found a way to deal with them.
Kill them one by one!
Naturally, the solution sounded simple. However, they were not as easy to execute.
Time continued to pass by.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure dodged the attack from the 1,000 soldiers as swift as the wind. He activated his Strange Pupil soundlessly to look for the weak point of these soldiers.
Once he had found their weakness, he would make his move as fast as a bolt of lightning without giving them a chance to even retaliate.
However, this was only possible because of Duan Ling Tian’s strength that was comparable to an Early Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivator due to his Sun True Origin. Otherwise, it would be impossible for a Martial Cultivator at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage to dodge at the right time every time the 1,000 soldiers attacked.
Finally, after half an hour, Duan Ling Tian discovered a weak spot in a standalone small formation.
This small formation consisted of over thirty people.
The attack Duan Ling Tian had received earlier was from a small formation like this as well.
Actually, the weakness of this small formation would not be obvious if it was not for the Strange Pupil that Duan Ling Tian had activated. He would not have been able to discover it without the Strange Pupil.
“I’ll make my move on you first!” His eyes shone coldly. He was already furious from being unable to make a move for half an hour, dodging the attacks and being pursued. Now that he had found their weakness, he, naturally, would not let them go.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
With a raise of his hand, the Sun True Origin surged out and transformed into a three-foot-long blade.
The three-foot-long blade gleamed with a golden light. From afar, it looked like the sun. At this moment, the sun was being grasped tightly in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
The weakness of the small formation continued to be magnified under the gaze of his Strange Pupil. The Sun True Origin on his body surged out as well.
Then, Duan Ling Tian rushed into the small formation at an extremely swift speed, revealing himself in front of the thirty over soldiers in the small formation.
His action, naturally, attracted the attention of the thirty over soldiers. He immediately became their target.
“Kill!” The thirty over soldiers shouted in unison as they lifted their sabers and guns and charged out at lightning speed. Although they all came from different directions, it seemed as though they were striking from the same position.
The attack of these thirty over soldiers seemed to be perfectly in sync due to some mysterious method.
Duan Ling Tian, who was in the middle of the small formation, did not even bat his eyes when faced with the attack of the thirty over soldiers. The three-foot-long blade in his hand shone brilliantly and sword rays shot out swiftly, piercing through the place between the brows of one of the soldiers.
This soldier was also the weak link he had noticed earlier.
As the sword rays flashed, a horrendous bloody hole appeared at the space between the soldier’s brows.
In the next instant, the gory scene he expected did not take place. Instead, the soldier who was pierced between his brows vanished along with the seven-foot-long spear in his hands.
After killing one soldier, the force of the joint attack of the thirty over soldier was greatly diminished.
Duan Ling Tian cast his Colossal Sword Bell and withstood the attack completely without feeling any pressure.
Due to the death of that soldier, the remaining group of soldiers revealed even more of their weaknesses.
Duan Ling Tian did not even have to use his Strange Pupil to see some of these weaknesses.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
As the sounds of sword whistling in the air sounded, the remaining soldiers in the small formation vanished one by one under Duan Ling Tian’s sword. In the end, none of them was left at all.