Crown Prince Nanshan had never once thought that he would be a.s.sa.s.sinated on the main planet of the Blue Rain Empire. However, an a.s.sa.s.sination attempt was currently in full force. That demi-human that he'd looked down on was heading straight at him!
Although he had yet to reach the Star-Grade level, Crown Prince Nanshan had always been very proud of his cultivation. Even if this person was an array formation genius or otherwise extraordinary in certain aspects, could he really a.s.sa.s.sinate him while he was surrounded by a group of subordinates?
Plus, Crown Prince Nanshan was no weakling himself either!
As these thoughts flashed through Crown Prince Nanshan's mind, a Planet 9-Grade subordinate swung his sword right at Luo Yunyang.
The speed of the sword was very fast, and a tremendous force followed the cleaving movement.
In order to become a subordinate of Crown Prince Nanshan, one had to be the best among the elites of the Blue Rain Empire. Although they wouldn't definitely be able to enter the Star-Grade, they were still miles ahead in terms of strength compared to the average Planet-Grade martialist.
The cleaving motion fell like a blazing sun devouring the earth!
Luo Yunyang knew very well that if this had been a normal, usual battle, his best choice of action would have been to avoid this type of monstrous blow. However, under the circ.u.mstances, he would not allow himself to retreat.
He had to a.s.sa.s.sinate Crown Prince Nanshan in the duration of 30 finger snaps.
After these 30 finger snaps, the Star-Grade powerhouses guarding the Imperial Capital would appear and make it impossible to hurt Crown Prince Nanshan.
This wasn't just limited to the Blue Rain Empire. Even in that wide expanse of s.p.a.ce, the gap between the Star-Grade and Planet-Grade level was as wide as the biggest river that existed.
Therefore, besides choosing not to hide, Luo Yunyang also adjusted his attributes to their limits.
Most of his Mind and True Intent points were converted to Power and Fire. In an instant, the Yang energy filled the Raging Sun Heavenly Finger he had gained from the Jade Ridge Star Lord and unleashed it.
With just a faint pointing motion of his finger, heaven and earth seemed to be set ablaze.
Compared to the sun, his finger might have seemed a little insignificant. The subordinate who swung the sword even had a hint of disdain in his eyes.
Although he was just a subordinate of Crown Prince Nanshan, he had also been crowned the proud son of his family with the highest chance of attaining the Star-Grade. If this person wanted to kill Crown Prince Nanshan, he would have to…
Just as his mind was filled with the notion of accomplishing something, he felt a formidable force rush right up to him.
This immense force didn't even give him enough time to escape. His forehead was directly penetrated by it.
In a split second, his body crashed to the ground.
Describing what had happened exactly would take a while. Everything, from Luo Yunyang's execution to the point when the body fell to the ground, had happened in a flash. The rest of the subordinates turned pale with fright.
Although they had followed Crown Prince Nanshan and didn't have a definitive ranking, deep down they were aware of their individual strength.
The subordinate who had struck with the sword ranked among the top three of this group of subordinates, yet he had perished without even withstanding a blow. This made the rest of them understand how frightening Luo Yunyang's strike was.
Although they wanted to live a life of wealth and honor, they didn't want to exchange their lives for it.
Crown Prince Nanshan's expression turned ugly. He had never expected that Luo Yunyang's cultivation base would be that powerful.
With just one move, he had killed one of his Planet 9-Grade bodyguards. That dazzling, blazing finger made Crown Prince Nanshan feel afraid.
Despite the fact that he was much stronger than his subordinate, he was still unsure of whether he could take a strike from that finger.
So what if he could withstand such a strike, though? He was Crown Prince Nanshan, the high and mighty Crown Prince. How could he lower himself to the level of a person who was about to be sent to his death?
As these thoughts filled his mind, he brought up his palms. Scarlet fist marks formed immediately and blasted towards Luo Yunyang. Meanwhile, he shouted, "This is the Imperial Capital! The guards on patrol will come! Anyone who captures him will be rewarded with 50 planets!"
Instigated by Crown Prince Nanshan, the subordinates who had been retreating came to a halt. They were initially reluctant, as they had witnessed their comrade perish in an instant. However, upon hearing what Crown Prince Nanshan had said, their reluctance vanished right away.
After weighing the reward for Luo Yunyang's capture and the consequences of retreating, while also considering that a dozen of them had left and more reinforcements were arriving, they sprung into action and almost simultaneously swarmed Luo Yunyang.
Crown Prince Nanshan's fist was full of might and power. It was at least a few levels stronger than the sword strike of his dead subordinate.
Unfortunately, even though his offensive stance was strong, Luo Yunyang's Raging Sun Heavenly Finger was much more brutal. Just as these people were ready to surround him, Luo Yunyang suddenly transferred his Power Attribute Points to his Mind Attribute.
Dozens of lotus seals flew forth from his mind and grew in size, smashing the subordinates who had been trying to stop Luo Yunyang.
"Arghh!" A subordinate's mind power cultivation was lacking, so when the lotus seal came into contact with it, his mind crumbled and he turned to jelly and fell to the ground.
Meanwhile, the other subordinates found themselves stuck on the same spot, unable to even take a step.
10 finger snaps had pa.s.sed. Crown Prince Nanshan, who had been watching Luo Yunyang rush towards him like a demon, suddenly turned and ran.
Yes, he was trying to escape!
If someone had said that Crown Prince Nanshan would try to flee from an a.s.sa.s.sin of the same level, Crown Prince Nanshan wouldn't have believed it himself.
However, after watching Luo Yunyang's strikes decimate his subordinates, Crown Prince Nanshan gave up on the idea of fighting Luo Yunyang entirely.
All he could think about was how to survive the remaining 20 finger snaps.
Although the 20 finger snaps would be over very soon, he had just escaped 300 feet away from the scene, when he felt a tingling, ominous feeling behind his back.
The moment Crown Prince Nanshan turned around, he saw two black burning scars on his body.
These were the scars Luo Yunyang's Raging Sun Heavenly Finger had created. Although Crown Prince Nanshan's vital organs had not been hurt, he was still frightened.
"You can't kill me, Luo Yunyang!" Crown Prince Nanshan screamed. His body soared up, transforming into a blazing phoenix with a domineering aura before he rushed down frantically towards Luo Yunyang.
Although the phoenix wasn't big, its wings were brandished like blades while they radiated a pure golden aura that covered a ma.s.sive expanse of s.p.a.ce. Anyone that found themselves enveloped by that blade aura would realize that there was no place to hide.
This was the Nan Family's secret technique called the Twin Phoenix Blade!
Luo Yunyang didn't intend to compete against Crown Prince Nanshan on the use of techniques. Instead, he wanted to kill Crown Prince Nanshan in the swiftest possible way.
Hence, he did not retreat as the golden blade's aura shrouded him. He took it head-on while conjuring the Raging Sun Heavenly Finger on his left hand. Then, he quickly used his attribute regulator to add attribute points to his single-digit Ice Attribute and raise it to 3,000 points.
He had to use the Heaven-Freezing Seal!
The phoenix, as well as its blade-like wings and golden blade aura, were enveloped and trapped by the endless freezing seal right away.
However, Crown Prince Nanshan was still able to move. His cultivation base prevented him from getting frozen in the air, but his speed slowed down a lot.
Luo Yunyang had already gotten closer.
"You forced my hand!" Crown Prince Nanshan smiled with a sinister look. His expression showed clearly that he was in pain.
As he shrieked like a beast, a talisman appeared on his hand. The talisman, which looked pale gold, had numerous patterns wrapped around its center.
However, there was a big hole on its left side.
Crown Prince Nanshan had crushed the talisman the moment Luo Yunyang had thrust the G.o.d Slayer forward.
In the split moment that the talisman was crushed, a sun had seemed to take over the sky, causing Luo Yunyang's lightning-like lance to slow down as though it had entered a muddy swamp.
The G.o.d Slayer wanted to move forward but, although it still could, its speed was 100 times slower and ever-decreasing.
When the golden radiance subsided, Luo Yunyang realized that a golden shield of light had surrounded Crown Prince Nanshan's body.
Although the shield had a radius of one meter, Luo Yunyang had already sensed an incomparably powerful force emitting from it.
"Ha ha ha! Come on, Luo Yunyang! Let's see how you break this Spiritual Protection Mist that only a Star-Grade martialist can achieve! Aren't you a genius in array formation? Aren't you exceptional in cultivation? Feel free to try!" Crown Prince Nanshan said with delight and confidence while he was shrouded by the Spiritual Protection Mist.
Even though he was saying otherwise, Crown Prince Nanshan was fuming by now.
Luo Yunyang's sudden a.s.sault had not only caused him to lose his subordinates, but had also forced Crown Prince Nanshan to waste this life-saving talisman.
All this made him feel extremely displeased, so he yearned to see the look of despair and hopelessness on Luo Yunyang's face.
While Luo Yunyang was silent, the G.o.d Slayer began to absorb both the ice and fire element. Although Luo Yunyang's ice and fire element had seemed to deviate in terms of power, thanks to the attribute regulator, Luo Yunyang could still elevate both elements to Planet 9-Grade.
The G.o.d Slayer was shaking and trembling. It hadn't been so excited ever since that sky-shaking thrust all those years ago.
"Who dares behave with such atrocity in the Imperial Capital? Capture them immediately!" A shadow loomed from a distance like a flash of light as a voice spoke frostily.
The figure was already within 100 meters before it finished its sentence.
This meant that, in a second, it would appear right before Luo Yunyang.
Although he didn't know who was coming, Luo Yunyang was able to feel the overwhelming power of the figure that approached.
This was a Star-Grade powerhouse and an Imperial Guard of the Imperial Capital!
The person had appeared even quicker than Luo Yunyang had expected. Meanwhile, Luo Yunyang had thrown the G.o.d Slayer at Crown Prince Nanshan, who was merely a few meters away.
Although the Imperial Guard had come swiftly, he could only watch as the G.o.d Slayer flew like a streak of lightning straight at Crown Prince Nanshan!