Tales Of Herding Gods Chapter 539
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Saint Woodcutter took advantage of the chance to get off the hook and preserve his face. However, Zhe Huali was riding on the tiger’s back and unable to get off the hook.
Cold sweat broke out on the young man’s forehead, and he looked at his right arm. Luo Wushuang didn’t have it and wielded his knife with his left, so the marvel of his skills relied on that.
If Zhe Huali wanted to execute Luo Wushuang’s knife skills without any flaw, he would have to cut off his right arm!
More and more cold sweat broke out on his forehead. He was indignant!
Before he could exchange blows with Qin Mu, he had to sever one of his arms? Who could tolerate that? Who could be willing?
However, if he didn’t cut off his right hand, his knife skills wouldn’t be as perfect as those of his master Luo Wushuang. And he didn’t feel well executing an imperfect knife skill in front of Qin Mu.
“The frame of mind doesn’t affect the abilities as much as you think.”
Suddenly, a voice came from the back and startled Zhe Huali who was in a dilemma.
Qin Mu raised his eyebrows and looked at the asura. He had been forging lately, so he didn’t recognize Jiang Yi.
The young man was covered in blood, but it was hard to say whether it was his or his opponents’. However, from the looks of it, his injuries were not light.
He was a randomly-sliced fish with hundreds of wounds of all sizes that had been scalded by hot water on top of that.
Yet even with all those extremely heavy injuries, his fighting spirit was still blazing and his aura was dense. His blood and qi soared into the sky, and the moment he walked over, the scent of blood and rotting corpses assaulted Qin Mu’s nostrils. It was as if he had brought along a sea of corpses.
Jiang Yi’s gaze shifted away from Zhe Huali and landed on Qin Mu. “The frame of mind isn’t part of one’s abilities. They are born from the corporeal body, primordial spirit, path, skills, and divine arts. The frame of mind has little to no effect on one’s abilities. The onlooker sees clear. Zhe Huali, you’ve fallen into his trap. Aren’t you going to jump out?”
Zhe Huali’s eyes lit up, and his breathing calmed down.
Jiang Yi was one of his rare good friends in Supreme Emperor Heaven, and the two of them frequently exchanged what they had learned. They were bosom buddies and had sworn to live and die together. On the battlefield, Jiang Yi had saved his life before and he had also saved Jiang Yi’s life.
“What affect abilities the most are the corporeal body, primordial spirit, paths, skills, and divine arts. Zhe Huali, your corporeal body and mine are both stronger than his. Your primordial spirit is stronger than mine, so it’s also naturally stronger than his.
“As for paths, skills, and divine arts, your knife skills have been learned from Divine Knife Luo Wushuang and you learned the devil technique of True Devil Fu Riluo. You are skilled in both sides so could your paths, skills, and divine arts be weaker? He hasn’t even succeeded in cultivating the body of a true god so how high could his abilities be?”
Zhe Huali’s confidence suddenly returned, and his mind relaxed. He smiled and said, “Sometimes, a divine arts practitioner needs to have a good teacher and a helpful friend. Jiang Yi, you’re my helpful friend!”
After hearing Jiang Yi’s words, he finally regained his confidence and his frame of mind subconsciously returned back to its peak.
His abilities had increased by a lot once he had acquired the corporeal body and the primordial spirit of a young true god.
Even though his knife skills hadn’t reached the extent of path, he wasn’t afraid of anyone within the sand table world in terms of abilities!
His advantage was his corporeal body of a young true god, and on this point, he certainly surpassed Qin Mu. This would give him an advantage in speed, strength, reaction, and power.
The second advantage was his own primordial spirit which was as strong as that of a young true god. Even though a divine arts practitioner of Seven Stars Realm couldn’t bring out their primordial spirit’s full power, its proper usage was often the thing that led to victory.
Zhe Huali had two masters: Luo Wushuang and Fu Riluo. The latter was a devil word, and it meant vajra. Fu Riluo’s primordial spirit was extremely powerful, and he had learned some techniques for it to improve to another step.
Based on that, he was certain that Qin Mu wouldn’t be a match for him.
The third advantage was his knife skills and the demon knife. It was his spirit weapon which was personally forged for him by Luo Wushuang. His knife skills were also taught by him, and for them to reach their extremes, his master had worked for close to forty thousand years!
His weakness was his frame of mind, however, but it didn’t affect his abilities by much.
His frame of mind being inferior to that of Qin Mu would never be the deciding factor in victory or defeat between them!
Jiang Yi smiled, happy. “Your abilities are even above mine. It’s just that you were affected by his words after subconsciously falling into his trap.”
Zhe Huali also smiled. With such a friend, what more could he ask for?
What concerned such a sworn buddy, one was enough!
Qin Mu frowned slightly. Zhe Huali alone had already made him feel uneasy, but now even Jiang Yi had come. He truly had no odds for success.
Suddenly, Sang Hua popped her head out, her braids swinging beneath it. She then waved excitedly at him. “The one who threshes grains! No worries, I’m here! Is there only us here? Where’s Senior Sister Yu He, Senior Brother Shu Yao, and Senior Brother Huang Yue? Have they died in battle?”
Once she spoke, Yu He walked out with an expression of helplessness. Shu Yao also frowned and followed out behind her.
“Senior Sister Yu He, Senior Brother Shu Yao, what were you hiding in the mountain for? We have four people, so it’s more than enough to deal with the two of them! Senior Brother Huang Yue? Is he also hiding in the mountain with you guys?”
Yu He’s expression became even more helpless, and Shu Yao’s eyebrows scrunched up even tighter.
The two of them had hidden in the dark, ready to assassinate Jiang Yi and Zhe Huali. However, once they were called out by the girl, they had no choice but to walk out. This made them seem as people who were not just and honorable.
“I had long discovered you two since you couldn’t hide the murderous intent in your hearts. As for Huang Yue, I’ve slain him with my knife,” Zhe Huali said indifferently.
“Junior Sister Sang Hua, we just saw Junior Brother Huang Yue’s corpse. As for other people, they are also all dead. Only we are left. They died a glorious death after fighting so many devils. They sacrificed themselves to bring the devils down with them, because of which we now have the numbers advantage,” Yu He said.
She felt quite helpless when thinking about God Sang Ye’s little daughter. Sang Hua had actually pointed out their hiding spot and rendered their plans completely useless.
On top of that, even though they looked like they outnumbered the enemies, it wasn’t of much use.
Sang Hua’s abilities were low, and she hadn’t even passed the test of God Suppression Pagoda. Without the aptitude of a true god, she was completely useless. Yu He was almost certain that Sang Hua had hidden after entering the battlefield. This pure maiden had never met an enemy, which was why she was able to live for this long.
Qin Mu was also a youth who only knew how to forge. He acted rashly and kept forging by himself before they entered the sand table world. He didn’t communicate with his peers or even observe the enemies.
The reason why Qin Mu had survived was most likely because he was a lucky bastard like Sang Hua as well. The devil experts that had come to kill him probably got intercepted by the young experts of Supreme Emperor Heaven on the journey. They fought to the death, and as a result, the forging youth was able to live.
In Yu He’s heart, even with Qin Mu and Sang Hua, it was no different from having no assistance. To defeat Zhe Huali and Jiang Yi, she could only rely on Shu Yao.
‘Hope these two nitwits won’t create any trouble…’ she thought secretly to herself.
It was just that with only her and Shu Yao, she was not confident that they could defeat Zhe Huali and Jiang Yi.
Shu Yao looked at Qin Mu, frowning. He smiled warmly, “Senior Brother Qin who threshes the grains, you aren’t forging anymore?”
Qin Mu smiled to the two of them to acknowledge them, and the smile on Yu He’s face vanished. Shu Yao also pretended not to see anything. On the other hand, Sang Hua rushed over excitedly and asked, “Are your swords done?”
Qin Mu nodded and smiled warmly at her. “Sister Hua, the swords are done.”
Her eyes lit up. “How’s the power?”
“Just now, Zhe Huali said that his master asked him to execute his knife skills for me to see so I still haven’t had the time to test out my swords. I don’t know what’s their power like.”
The two of them then whispered about how to test the swords. Yu He knew she was facing her greatest enemies yet and tried her best to stabilize her mind, to not listen to what they were saying.
Her gaze landed on Jiang Yi and Zhe Huali, and she said in a low voice, “Junior Brother Shu Yao, you shall deal with Jiang Yi while I will face Zhe Huali. I don’t think I can defeat him, but Jiang Yi’s injuries are heavier, so quickly get rid of him and come to assist me!”
Shu Yao took in a long breath and said solemnly, “Senior sister, don’t worry, leave Jiang Yi to me!”
Zhe Huali’s gaze flickered, and he said in a low voice, “Senior Brother Jiang Yi, do you choose the strong or the weak one?”
“Using the weak to stop the strong and using the strong to attack the weak, this is the art of war!”
Jiang Yi laughed, and his heroism rushed into the clouds. “I will stop the strong and you will kill the weak. Later, we brothers can work together to achieve victory!”
Zhe Huali had a sorrowful expression. “Your injuries are very heavy, you might die.”
“Don’t underestimate me. I learned from True Devil Su Mo and have yet to execute my Heavenly Devil Sacrifice.” Jiang Yi laughed loudly. “Don’t worry, I will live!”
He strode toward Qin Mu.
Yu He and Shu Yao were stunned. Jiang Yi had clearly said he would be stopping the strong and let Zhe Huali kill the weak so why was he walking toward Qin Mu?
Could the devil have gone crazy and thought that Qin Mu was strong while they were weak?
“Be careful of tricks.” Yu He whispered under her breath.
Shu Yao nodded and looked at Zhe Huali who was walking over.
On the other side, Qin Mu looked at Jiang Yi and frowned slightly. “Sister Hua, wait a moment, let me test my swords.”
Sang Hua took a step back, and Qin Mu tapped a finger on the heart of his brows. The sword pellet floated up, coming near his forehead.
Suddenly, Fu Riluo’s voice came from outer space and echoed throughout the sand table world. “We have lost. Give up Li City, hold your hands!”
No matter if it was inside or outside the sand table world, everyone was stunned. Even the gods of Supreme Emperor Heaven couldn’t help becoming surprised and delighted.
Jiang Yi expression filled with disbelief, and he raised his head to shout, “I haven’t died yet so why do you say we have lost? Fu Riluo, I won’t accept your orders!”
In outer space, Fu Riluo’s huge face covered the sky and looked down at him coldly. “Brat, you don’t know what’s good for you. Su Mo, put your disciple in place and make him quickly admit defeat so he can come out!”
True Devil Su Mo frowned and said, “Jiang Yi, it’s considered that we have lost this round. Admit defeat with Zhe Huali.”
Jiang Yi couldn’t contain his anger and shouted out, “So many brothers have died to take Li City and you are making me leave like this? Master, you might be willing to, but I’m not!”
Su Mo was helpless and said to Fu Riluo, “Senior brother, I know your wisdom is unparalleled, but it wouldn’t be good to admit defeat like this and throw away Li City, right?”
Fu Riluo looked at him coldly. “Throwing away Li City is much better than throwing the lives of our disciples. We have already lost this battle…”
“Heavenly Devil Sacrifice!” Jiang Yi hissed, and all of his cultivation burst forth. Instantly, the blood sea in the sand table world boiled. Countless rotting corpses piled up to form a huge sacrificial altar made from flesh and blood. Jiang Yi stood on it before rushing at Qin Mu while shouting sternly, “I won’t die, the devils won’t lose!”
A sword light broke through the air, stunning all the onlookers. It pierced through the sea of blood and flashed through the heart of the young devil’s brows. The sword light covered ten miles of the sky.
Qin Mu lowered his sword finger from the heart of his brows, and the sword light shrunk back into a sword pellet that came flying back.
“Zhe Huali, this move is called Opening Calamity,” he said indifferently. “Zhe Huali, you can bring this corpse back for your master to see my sword skill.”
Zhe Huali looked at the corpse falling from the sacrificial altar. The hatred in his eyes burst, and two streams of bloody tears flowed down his cheeks. His aura suddenly became violent as well. His hair rushed upwards in fury, and he couldn’t stop screaming.
“Admit defeat!” Fu Riluo’s cold voice came from outer space. “You aren’t a match for the four of them!”