Be it within or outside the Immortal Martial Realm, countless people were anticipating the results of the final battle.
In the space of the stone monuments, the battle had already intensified. Resplendent astral light enveloped Qin Wentian, he had transformed into a fiendgod and had an immense physique. Not only that, his body was golden in color, faintly exuding the aura of an invulnerable body as a pair of shining wings took form on his back. He possessed an indomitable force that could conquer every obstacle, as well as an insanely high defense.
However what sort of character was Gu Liufeng? The calm lake severs the moon, the Yi shooting down the nine heavens. He was the only one among the eight era-suppressing geniuses that hadn't joined any power and was also number one in the hearts of the vast majority among the spectators. He was the target of admiration for countless female Chosen and if it wasn't for the fact that the flowing wind (Liu-feng) wasn't lusty (Feng-liu), it was unknown how many maidens would be willing to give themselves to him.
Hua Taixu was unfathomable, but since he could advance to the last row of monuments together with Gu Liufeng, it could be seen how powerful he was. He was once the number one on the Heavenly Fate Rankings in Grand Xia, number two Chen Wang was sorely suppressed under him, the distance between them so far apart that they were simply on different levels. Although Grand Xia was termed a land of desolation and could not compare to the Royal Sacred Region, it didn't mean that Grand Xia would not have demon-level monstrous geniuses. It only meant that they still hadn't matured enough to explore the world outside Grand Xia. Two exceptions were clearly Qin Wentian and Hua Taixu, who had not only walked out of Grand Xia, they stood out as conspicuously brilliant.
Right now, Gu Liufeng and Hua Taixu both felt the pressure Qin Wentian gave them, and so both of them unleashed their attacks towards him.
Hua Taixu still faded in and out of the void, inside a great emptiness illusion-scape of his own creation. In there, reality and illusion blended together, and each of Hua Taixu's incarnations were enveloped by a corona of radiant light. This corona unceasingly manifested beams of astral light which transformed into palm strikes of different styles that fired off towards Qin Wentian. The entire space was engulfed with the palm imprints as they erupted with mad speed towards Qin Wentian, wanting to collapse this entire space.
Hua Taixu, when he erupted forth with all his strength, was powerful enough to shake this world.
Gu Liufeng's arrows transformed into shooting stars that rained unceasingly downwards, slamming into Qin Wentian's body. At the same time, he stepped out as the saber-light from him grew even brighter, shooting out countless rays that had the power to slash apart the constellations. Even if Qin Wentian was in the form of a fiendgod and packed with overwhelming might, he was still shaken to his core when struck by those incomparably savage attacks.
Although Qin Wentian started to solidify his comprehension right from the first monument, Hua Taixu and Gu Liufeng's comprehension abilities were both also top-notch. They too had also taken the time to solidify their foundations and deepened their comprehension at the latter rows of monuments, resulting in the current might of their attacks.
The light enveloping Qin Wentian's fiendgod form grew increasingly resplendent. With a loud bellow, he stepped out, numerous incarnations appearing with their palms shimmering with enough power to pluck the constellations. Right now, many pairs of huge eyes were staring at Hua Taixu and Gu Liufeng. The bodies of all three of them were trembling violently from the impact of the collision. Gu Liufeng was exuding a saber-intent so powerful that it towered up into the heavens, while Qin Wentian exuded a surge of torrential sword-might.
Two roars of rage reverberated through the entire space. Numerous Hua Taixu incarnations appeared around Qin Wentian's immense body, wanting to surround Qin Wentian completely. Each of Hua Taixu's incarnations struck out with a different palm strike, causing runic lights filled with utter destruction to cover the entire sky.
Gu Liufeng's saber-intent reached the extremity in power and was repeatedly slashing out against Qin Wentian's body, wanting to cut him into pieces. If his opponent hadn't been Qin Wentian and was instead Di Shi or any of the others, just this single saber strike would have been sufficient to turn them from living to dead.
Qin Wentian groaned in pain. At that instant, he could feel the invasive saber-light breaking through his defense while the manifestation of a gigantic saber slashed downwards, with enough power to split his fiendgod body apart.
"ARRGH!" Qin Wentian threw his head back and roared, his golden wings shining with a brilliant luster. His fiendgod body was shrouded protectively by his roc wings in defense while he blasted out towards the skies, causing countless streams of star-seizing palm imprints to collide into Hua Taixu. Rumbling explosive sounds resounded through the air, Qin Wentian then forcibly tore his golden wings apart and slashed outwards through the air.
As he advanced forward, his sword qi annihilated everything. The entire space within the stone monuments were trembling violently as though it was about to break apart at any second.
While in the Immortal Martial Realm, the spectators only saw the three stone monuments flaring with blinding light. Instantly, countless images interposed as the scene of a grand battle that could shake the heavens appeared in front of their eyes. After which, the light from the three monuments flared together at the same moment, intensifying and engulfing the entire Immortal Martial Realm. The magnitude of their battle in the space of the stone monuments was even powerful enough to affect the space outside.
Right now, humming sounds could be heard echoing from the stone monuments and even the earth itself was shaking. It was as though something was being summoned.
An explosive sound thundered out, the crowd felt the earth tremble violently. The beams of light from three monuments converged together and shot towards a certain direction. Over there, an incomparably gigantic and dazzling bronze gate shimmering with astral light actually appeared.
The gigantic gate was slowly opening as a stairway leading up to it, formed from astral light, manifested before it. The light emanating from within that gate was incomparably brilliant, causing the hearts of countless people to tremble.
Where did this gate lead to?
The experts within the Immortal Martial Realm all inclined their heads and stared at the envoys standing at both sides on the path of the stone monuments, yet they didn't know that all the envoys were similarly astounded, shaken to their very core. The Realm Monument Gate actually opened?
The envoys of the Immortal Martial Realm then turned their gazes to the three silhouettes at the seventh row. The three of them were lifted into the air by a mysterious force, alongside with the three stone monuments on the seventh row. Thunderous rumbling sounds echoed ceaselessly from within the monuments as they radiated scintillating light, forming a light screen which painted a clearer image in the air and allowed people to spectate a trace of the happenings inside the space where the three were currently in combat.
Who would have thought that the top three of this batch would be so powerful that their attacks actually forcibly opened the Realm Monument Gate? This was something that had never happened before, and it indicated that there was a battle of unprecedented magnitude happening within.
Naturally, this battle of the strong wasn't between only two. It was a free-for-all battle between all three of them.
Gu Liufeng and Hua Taixu fought with their utmost efforts, sparing nothing and even joining hands together to defeat Qin Wentian. Although it was already clear who was ranked first, it was extremely rare to encounter such a formidable opponent. They fought to the best of their abilities for no other reason than because they respected their opponent wanting to force themselves to their limits.
Inside the space, dazzling light engulfed the entire world. Qin Wentian moved forwards step by step, and each of his steps forward seemed as though the sword qi exuding from him had the power to crush hearts, annihilating everything in his path. Streams of his palm imprints with the power to pluck the constellations erupted in never ending waves, tearing the void apart.
As for Hua Taixu, his true body could move flexibly and instantly between the images he manifested, blurring the lines between reality and illusion.
Gu Liufeng wasn't simply only proficient in the bow and saber. His attacks were laced with the properties of corrosion. When Qin Wentian suffered a saber slash, his arm was almost forcibly chopped off. When the arrows landed on him, although they couldn't penetrate his defense, the corrosion effect could even affect his heart.
Faced against the attacks of these two terrifying opponents, Qin Wentian ultimately chose to give up on attacking Hua Taixu. Deciding to fully focus his offense on Gu Liufeng instead. He knew it was impossible for him to win if he fought both of them at the same time. Right now, the only strategy remaining in order to obtain victory was that he had to defeat one opponent first.
When Gu Liufeng saw that Qin Wentian was choosing to disregard Hua Taixu's attacks while heading his way, an intense rush of impact rocked his heart. The saucer-like large eyes of the fiendgod seemed to be willing him to sleep. Not only did he have to defend against Qin Wentian's overwhelming attacks, he had to resist the invasion of dreamforce as well.
Time flowed by. Eventually, Gu Liufeng personally witnessed Hua Taixu forcibly blasting Qin Wentian's right arm off with overwhelming power before severely injuring him. Hence, Gu Liufeng also took this chance to break through the onslaught of attacks and went all out, rushing ahead to retaliate. Yi shooting down the nine heavens, his arrows rained down with explosive force, slamming into Qin Wentian while he himself simultaneously transformed into a beam of saber-light, aiming right for Qin Wentian's other arm, seeking to sever it. Fresh blood splashed through the air, it even seemed as though Qin Wentian's true body standing in front of the stone monument couldn't endure it any longer and spat out a mouthful of fresh blood.
However at the same time, Gu Liufeng instantly paled when he saw the 'severed' right arm of Qin Wentian that had the power to seize the constellations, blasting over right at him, engulfing his body completely.
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!
Gu Liufeng no longer had a way to resist. He coughed out blood madly, as he teetered on a single breath of life. He stared at Qin Wentian as he questioned, "Was that a dream you created? When did you have the opportunity to do so?"
"My right arm was really almost blasted off, the blood is genuine as well, so is the fact that your saber slashed into my left arm. If the dream is too fake, how can I lure you into it, right?" Qin Wentian replied. Right now, Hua Taixu also halted his attacks. His numerous manifestations merged back together into one. He stood proudly in the air as the wind fluttered his robes, his countenance as calm as ever, yet nobody knew of the shock in his heart.
"We still have to defend against the lies our eyes are feeding us, caused by the invasion of your dreamforce when fighting against you. It's a pain in the ass to be your opponent, simply a nightmare." Gu Liufeng was speechless. Such an opponent was too terrifying, Qin Wentian's attack and defense by themselves were both extremely fearsome. And in addition to having to be wary of that insidious invasion of dreamforce, Qin Wentian was basically a nightmare to anyone who fought against him.
"The flowing wind isn't lustful, the calm lake severs the moon, Yi shooting down the nine heavens. Gu Liufeng, you are worthy of your reputation. With a single bow, you can walk unhindered anywhere in this world, and with that saber, you can traverse all locations with no fear. With so many fearsome abilities all congregated in one person, who would be willing to have an enemy as you?" Qin Wentian sighed, feeling as though he met a kindred spirit.
"This has concluded," Gu Liufeng sighed in a faint voice.
"Indeed," Hua Taixu agreed as well. The two of them didn't have any thoughts of continuing to battle any longer. Everything was already pointless, since Qin Wentian was obviously ranked first, there was no longer any meaning to compete on who was ranked second or third.
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!
The ancient stone monument vibrated intensely, landing back on the ground as Qin Wentian and the other two both landed back on the ground as well. After which, the light radiating from the stone monuments dimmed away.
Gu Liufeng, Hua Taixu and Qin Wentian, all of them opened their eyes at the same instant as a bright glow glimmered within them.
At this moment, the hearts of those spectators in the Immortal Martial Realm couldn't help but tremble. Their fists were tightly clenched as they stared ahead with anticipation.
Had the deciding battle finally ended?
But…what was the result?
In this ultimate ranking battle in the Immortal Martial Realm, who was the one that stood at the peak?