Right now, Qin Wentian appeared to be calmly standing there, but his heart was filled with boundless shock. That lightning bolt repeatedly slammed into his body, and the power of destruction and that terrifying electric web of paralysis around him were all derived from the Mandate of Lightning. Once one comprehended a true intent, their attacks would contain the entirety of their insights in their Mandate. It was also unknown how much their attacks would be enhanced. Liu Lan just casually stood there, yet the pressure Qin Wentian was feeling now was already so overwhelming.
If Qin Wentian was an ordinary seventh-level Heavenly Dipper Sovereign, Liu Lan would already have effortlessly killed him with just this casual attack.
At this moment, Qin Wentian only saw Liu Lan's hands shimmering with a terrifying purple light as lightning shrouded his person. The chaotic streams of lightning danced wildly in the air, causing thunderous rumbling sounds to echo incessantly. An extremely terrifying wave of destruction spiralled all about with Liu Lan right at the center of it. Right now, anything within a certain radius was obliterated. He who had comprehended the true intent of Lightning didn't even need to train his defense. The lightning force field shrouding his body could simply act as a replacement for it.
Liu Lan stepped out, resembling a Lightning Divinity as he walked towards Qin Wentian. Those violet pupils of his contained a fearsome killing intent. His palms blasted out as the force field around him expanded as well. Enormous lightning palm imprints slammed towards Qin Wentian's immense physique as they sparkled resplendently, their currents forming an electric web that directly bound Qin Wentian within the light. Qin Wentian could only wait to be destroyed.
"Is this the power of a true intent? There's even a restrictive effect within the true intent of the Mandate of Lightning?" The spectators all stared at the battle platform with widened eyes. The magnitude of this fight had already exceeded their expectations.
Qin Wentian, whose current body resembled a fiendgod, stepped out as well. His entire body glimmered with a brilliant glow, akin to an armor formed of astral light. He lifted his palms and slammed outwards. The star-seizing palm imprint he unleashed contained a torrential, overwhelming might, slamming directly against that lightning palm imprints issued by Liu Lan. Crackling sounds rang out as Qin Wentian's palm imprints shattered under the might of the blows augmented by the true intent of Lightning. The Mandate of Lightning had already contained a powerful lacerating component in its attacks. The effect was only magnified after one comprehended the true intent.
Although the force Qin Wentian could generate now was pretty scary, how could Liu Lan's attacks be any weaker than his? Liu Lan's cultivation base was at the peak of Heavenly Dipper, as well as having comprehended the true intent of the Mandate of Lightning. He was a supreme expert of the Violet Thunder Sect.
Qin Wentian's eyes flickered with a terrifying glow. He transformed into thousands of incarnations that slammed out together, the force generated engulfing everything, shattering the lightning palm imprints. However, by the time Qin Wentian had broken through that earlier attack, Liu Lan already appeared above Qin Wentian. The lightning force from his body congregated above him, forming a terrifying sword of light that slashed down with indomitable might. The light radiating forth was so blinding that the eyes of the spectators couldn't even open.
This sword of light was akin to a bolt of lightning, arcing across the heavens. The speed with which it moved was so quick that people couldn't even respond to it.
Astral light flooded the area, Qin Wentian executed Stellar Transposition as his body turned into shadowy afterimages. Yet that sword of light brought with it a current of warmth, matching Qin Wentian's speed as it slashed down right in front of Qin Wentian. That scorching temperature tore his skin apart, leaving a long and deep looking wound.
The power unleashed by the true intent of a Mandate could completely break his defense apart and directly injure him.
"Is this the supreme-tier? The difference in the strength of one who has comprehended a true intent and one that has not is simply too vast," Qin Wentian mused. That sword of light earlier could have easily slashed apart his defense, it wasn't even difficult for it to cut him in twain.
Liu Lan didn't give Qin Wentian a chance to recover. He was also proficient in the Mandate of Wind, hence his speed was as fast as lightning. Yet another sword of light slashed out towards Qin Wentian, tearing through the skies. Qin Wentian explosively retreated once again, and as an explosive sound thundered out, the after effects of the impact left a few wounds on his body.
"Do you think it would help if you evaded?" Liu Lan stood in the air, staring at Qin Wentian. Right now, the lightning energy crackling around him grew even stronger, so powerful that it felt as though it could destroy anything.
Qin Wentian split into many incarnations once more, each of them emanating an intense sword might. Qin Wentian's true body was in the center of this storm of sword might. In the Immortal Martial Realm, there was one stone monument that emanated sword energy, and that was what Qin Wentian had comprehended. He stood there and although there were no swords nearby in the surroundings, the area around him felt saturated with an extremely strong killing intent borne from sword might.
All the incarnations stepped forth simultaneously. At that instant, streams of runic outlines formed, manifesting into countless resplendent sword-type inscriptions.
"Mhm?" Liu Lan frowned, these sword inscriptions were akin to divine weapons, with all of them containing absolutely terrifying destructive energy.
These inscriptions were all peak-tier fourth-ranked divine inscriptions, refined by the Spirit Refinement Method and contained a superstrong destructive energy within. Earlier that overwhelming attack that had exploded with at the last instant when he had fought against Di Shi was precisely due to him combusting these divine inscriptions, leading to both parties being injured.
Liu Lan's attack was very strong, and if he wanted to kill him, Qin Wentian had to first negate the force of his attacks before breaking through his defense.
Qin Wentian advanced again, causing the expression on Liu Lan's face to change. He felt a sword intent was truly about to penetrate him, aiming for his his heart. That sword intent seemed omnipresent.
The numerous incarnations abruptly disappeared since such a technique couldn't be sustained for long. However to Qin Wentian, it was already sufficient. Countless sword inscriptions appeared in the air, and that destructive energy when combined with the sword intent generated by Qin Wentian, caused everyone's hearts to palpitate.
Qin Wentian took his third step forward. When his step landed on the ground, Liu Lan groaned, he was suddenly seized by a strong sense of surrealism. It felt as though Qin Wentian borrowed the might of a mystical ability to link himself with him. It felt as though in this space, Qin Wentian was the master and every step Qin Wentian stepped out felt akin to sharp swords piercing into his heart.
Qin Wentian had this feeling as well. This, was the true essence of the Seven Annihilation Swordplay he learnt from the Sword Forest back in the Royal Tomb of Grand Xia.
When one was powerful enough, even blades of leaves or falling petals could be transformed into swords to kill others. A truly strong sword cultivator can controlled the formless sword qi and transform it into a corporeal sword.
Right now, Qin Wentian's perception was unleashed to its maximum. And just like what he had comprehended, as long as the sword was in his heart, every single thing in this world could become swords that he could control.
Qin Wentian suddenly realised that Liu Lang might have comprehended the true intent of Lightning, yet his Mandate of Sword was still merely at the Perfection Boundary. In fact, his mastery of Mandate of Sword was inferior when compared to Qin Wentian's. Maybe because the Mandate of Lightning was what Liu Lan wanted to pursue? If Liu Lan also gained comprehension of the true intent of Sword, how powerful would that sword of light he executed be earlier? It should be so domineering that Qin Wentian wouldn't even have a chance to evade.
Liu Lan also sensed danger. He unleashed an attack towards Qin Wentian once again as an incomparably huge sword formed of lightning and thunder arced through the skies. However, Qin Wentian merely flicked his fingers outwards, his actions instantly causing the sword inscriptions to hum madly, all of them erupting forth and colliding with that gigantic sword, using the power gained from their self-destruction to negate Liu Lan's attack.
Qin Wentian continued stepping out, causing Liu Lan to groan in misery as his heartbeat quickened. Although he was someone that had comprehended a true intent in his Mandates, he didn't know how to resolve the situation when faced with such an attack.
Liu Lan rushed forward, his astral nova appearing as the faint silhouette of a Lightning Divinity appeared behind his back. The wildly dancing arcs of lightning contained a tyrannical might enough to bury everything. He wanted to fight in close combat with Qin Wentian.
Qin Wentian's physique was incomparably immense. He once again executed the Incarnation Burst technique as several incarnations with the body of a fiendgod appeared in the air. Together as one, they slammed out a tidal wave of palm imprints imbued with the power of void vibration from his Mandate of Force, aiming straight at Liu Lan.
Liu Lan's movement was forcibly halted, and he howled in rage as the lightning around him all condensed into the shape of swords. Qin Wentian didn't want to give him any chance to react, he instantly sent forth gargantuan palm strikes akin to mountain peaks all slamming into Liu Lan.
Thunderous explosions continued unceasingly, and although the force of these attacks were overwhelming, they couldn't break through the forcefield of lightning which also acted as Liu Lan's defense upon him comprehending the true intent of Mandate of Lightning.
Qin Wentian was unperturbed, he took yet another step forward as his sword intent raged on. When the seventh step landed, Liu Lan felt as though there were ten thousand swords piercing into his heart, causing blood to leak from his lips.
Liu Lan had stepped into the supreme-tier of Heavenly Dipper, comprehending a true intent. However, his arsenal of techniques couldn't be compared to Di Shi, who was one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses. This was the difference between a genius and an era-suppressing genius. If Di Shi had also comprehended a true intent and his cultivation base were at the level of Liu Lan, Qin Wentian would have been killed long ago. But despite this, although Qin Wentian could injure his opponent, he had no way to kill Liu Lan at all.
Qin Wentian understood that he was still lacking. He had to take that step forward, comprehending a true intent before he could kill Liu Lan.
"Are they evenly-matched? Qin Wentian could actually injure Liu Lan." The spectators all exclaimed in wonder. The two of them continued their devastating battle and even more injuries appeared on both their bodies, yet neither was strong enough to really kill the other. At the end, they could only halt the battle.
In fact, Qin Wentian was still the one with the weaker position. The only advantages he had was that he was well-versed in a multitude of techniques and all of the techniques he used were of a higher level compared to Liu Lan. His cultivation base was obviously two levels lower, yet despite the high amount of consumption, he could still hold his own against Liu Lan. This truly made all the spectators taken aback.
Qin Wentian understood that without his four Yuanfus, it was completely impossible for him to afford such a high expenditure of astral energy and fight a prolonged battle with Liu Lan.
"I'm still not strong enough, this grand battle is a rare opportunity for me. I have to get stronger." Qin Wentian sat on his platform and closed his eyes, silently pondering over the experience he gained when fighting against Liu Lan earlier. The other eight opponents on this battle field were all opponents whose combat prowesses were at the peak of Heavenly Dipper. Right now, this was an extremely rare opportunity for them to temper themselves. Naturally, it was important to seize it.
Right now, the killing gaze of Di Shi was staring right at him, yet Qin Wentian seemed to be totally oblivious to it.
With so many pills given to him by Mo Qingcheng, as long as he didn't die, he would be able to continue battling all the way to the end.
"The top ranker of the Immortal Martial Realm Qin Wentian, if he can survive the grand battle today, he would definitely create a brand new era." Many sighed in their hearts. To be able to fight against Di Shi and Liu Lan at the seventh level of Heavenly Dipper was simply a completely inconceivable matter.
Next, the crown prince of Radiant Gold challenged Li Tian. Even as one of the eight era-suppressing geniuses, Li Tian actually felt pressured. Not only was the strength of his opponent extraordinary, the crown prince had also comprehended the true intent of the Mandate of Gold. Li Tian himself was someone who pursued the peak of the Mandate of Gold and in this regard, he was sorely suppressed by his opponent. Yet even so, the crown prince had no way to defeat Li Tian. Their battle was eventually ruled a draw as both sides halted.
After that, Qin Wentian actually challenged the crown prince of Radiant Gold on his own accord. Their battle too, shook the heaven and earth and even though it was obvious Qin Wentian's strength was a shade inferior, the crown prince also wasn't strong enough to utterly crush and kill him.
"What is he planning to do? Is he trying to use this opportunity to raise his own combat prowess?"
Some in the crowd seemed to have an inkling of what Qin Wentian was thinking, their hearts pounding even more intensely from the shock they felt upon this realization!