Chapter 1672: Netherworld River Domain
Upon sensing Yi Yun’s killing intent, Ghost Doctor wore a hideous expression. He was unlike the other Fey Thearchs. As a Ghost, he stood alone without ally in Heaven Fey City.
However, Ghost Doctor thought nothing of it. Having been a Ghost Thearch for so many years, he had numerous means—all sorts of unfathomable Ghost mystic techniques—under his disposal.
Even a Fey Thearch at the level of the Luo King would not be able to defeat Ghost Doctor easily.
And to kill Ghost Doctor, it needed the joint forces of at least three Fey Thearchs.
Defeating and killing were two completely different concepts.
Even if Yi Yun was a freak of nature, giving him strength that matched a Fey Thearch after his transcending of the Chaos tribulation, that was nothing.
Ghost Doctor felt that he was far from adequate dealing with Yi Yun.
“Lin Yun, do you think you are invincible after transcending the Chaos Heavenly Tribulation?”
As Ghost Doctor spoke, his aura suddenly changed while his corpse-like body began to swell.
After Ghosts became Fey Thearchs, they gained a body of flesh after transcending the Ghost tribulation. This body possessed potent combat strength.
The Ghosts also knew how to transform, but it was completely different from the Fey.
The transformations of the Fey were typically accompanied by bulging muscles, sharp teeth and bone spikes, and exaggerated wings.
Although ferocious, their transformations fully exuded the beauty of strength.
However, Ghost Doctor’s transformation left one’s scalp tingle.
His body swelled, but it was not a bulging of muscles. Instead, it was like a bloating corpse that swelled and turned waxy white.
He had little hair to begin with, but with his transformation, what little hair he had turned wet thanks to a sticky liquid that seemed to cover his head.
His eyes were recessed deep, his eyeballs vanishing. In its place were too balls of fire that burned with an eerie green glow.
His nose had rotten away, leaving behind two empty nostrils. Beneath his “nose” was a mouth filled with two rows of sharp teeth. They were a glittering green, obvious that they contained terrifying corpse venom.
In a few seconds, Ghost Doctor had unfettered his body. He grew to five meters tall and his body was swollen. His head was nearly a skull, one that looked utterly sinister. It was repulsive.
“So that’s what you look like.” Yi Yun shook his head. Other than the freaks of nature that appeared in the Ghost race every billion years or more, coagulating a perfect body was easier said than done.
As for Ghost Doctor, he had cultivated in various poison arts and sinister Gu before he became a Ghost Thearch. He immersed his soul in poison and even though he could resist the poisonous elements, the corrosive effects they had on his body and soul could not be stopped. It resulted in his terrifying appearance.
His former appearance was just a disguise using a mystic art.
Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor cackled sinisterly. “Eating your perfect body will replenish my lifeblood. When the time comes, my body will be like a Ghost Patriarch’s, a perfect zombie body.”
As Ghost Doctor spoke, he extended his long tongue which was covered in green cadaveric liquid. It reached straight to his chest.
Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor let out a roar as the surrounding space suddenly turned into one of austere gloominess.
Countless wraiths and demons flew out of nowhere, letting out their hysterical wails.
“Netherworld River Domain!”
All the powerful Fey present understood everything that was happening clearly. This was one of the most supreme techniques of the Ghost race. It was also a secret technique that belonged to Sunset Netherworld River, the faction behind Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor!
Ten thousand years ago, the Netherworld River Lord of the Sunset Netherworld River battled a mighty Soul expert and had cast the Netherworld River Domain.
At the final moment of the battle, the Netherworld River Domain unleashed its powers, inundating the world with its cadaveric aura, causing all life in a million kilometers to be reduced to bone!
That battle was fought on an independent world.
After the battle, the world turned into a land of death. Due to the presence of the countless ghouls, the world turned into a forbidden area to this very day.
In years to come, the forbidden ground would produce natural treasures. Warriors below the Divine Lord realm would risk their lives, heading there to seek out opportunities.
The Netherworld River Lord had basically used a single move, the Netherworld River Domain, to create a forbidden zone!
Such a move was the acme of perfection!
Of course, using the Netherworld River Domain delivered an immense burden on one’s soul. Even a Ghost Thearch wouldn’t use it without good reason.
Ghost Doctor had actually put in his all when fighting Yi Yun!
Even though he knew Yi Yun was a Divine Lord, he did not belittle him. It was incredulous that a Ghost Thearch would employ a move that harmed his own soul while battling a half-step Godly Monarch.
“All of you are to be prepared. Stop the Netherworld River Domain from spreading its cadaveric aura.”
Ruins Emperor sent a voice transmission to all the Fey Thearchs present.
This was Heaven Fey City, the most prosperous land of the Fey. It mattered little if all life on a mid-level world was annihilated, but to permit a slaughter of Heaven Fey City was absolutely unacceptable to the Fey.
Now, with so many Fey Thearchs present, as well as the Ruins Emperor and the Fey Patriarchs, there was little to worry.
Furthermore, with Ghost Doctor’s strength, as long as he did not lose control of the situation in battle, he likely had the ability to flood Yi Yun with all the cadaveric aura, letting him bear the brunt of it all.
“Punk, this is the Netherworld River Domain. You have to be careful!”
At the moment the Netherworld River Domain appeared, Blood King had already informed Yi Yun of all he knew with a Yuan Qi voice transmission.
“A move that can wipe out all life of an independent world. What a sinister move.”
The corners of Yi Yun’s mouth produced a sinister smile. He was no goody two-shoes, but to view countless lives as nothing but dust disgusted him.
He silently extended his right hand where specks of stellar light appeared, circling an invisible center.
This scene appeared insignificant in the energy storms that raged in a region thousands of kilometers across, but the numerous Fey Thearchs present felt an indescribable aura from the stellar light in Yi Yun’s palm. It felt like the aura of the Heavenly Dao, as though he held the Heavenly Dao in his hand.
What move was this?
Just as people held this thought in their minds, Yi Yun moved. He charged straight into the Netherworld River Domain.
He made the first move while fighting a Ghost Thearch!
Everyone held their breaths, afraid that they would miss any scene from this cataclysmic battle.
At that moment, no one thought little of Yi Yun. However, it was still a battle between a Divine Lord and a Ghost Thearch. There was a massive ravine that separated the two realms.
Yi Yun slowly clenched his fist and, at that moment, the sky vanished.
The dark clouds and the storms vanished. When people looked up, all they saw was the cosmos.
Galaxies interspersed one another as endless starlight scattered.
The scattering starlight landed on Yi Yun and at that moment, it appeared as though he was a god of the universe who held control over everything!
Ever since he refined the Heavenly Dao fragment, everything he did and said was as natural as the law. Yet, he was only a single-sealed Divine Lord at that time.
Now, Yi Yun had already condensed his second Divine Lord Royal Seal and his cultivation level was closing in on the Godly Monarch realm. Having fused with the Heavenly Dao, his body, essence, and soul was one. It wasn’t an exaggeration to describe him as a god!
“You will be the first Thearch-level expert that dies at my hand. I shall offer your blood for my supreme Great Dao!”
As Yi Yun spoke, he struck down with his palm!
This strike was like the falling of the skies!
“Ka Ka Ka!”
With a series of cracking sounds, Ghost Doctor’s Netherworld River Domain was shattered!
Ghost Doctor’s expression changed drastically. He had guessed that Yi Yun was possibly strong, but he never imagined that Yi Yun’s strength would reach such a level. A simple pressing down of his palm made him feel as though he was facing an entire universe.
Ghost Doctor let out a roar as he opened his mouth and spat out a glistening green sphere.
Upon seeing the sphere, everyone felt their hearts and minds reverberate.
A Ghost pearl!
This was the Ghost Doctor’s Ghost pearl, similar to a Fey core. They were the condensation of all the Ghost warrior’s cultivation. Once damaged, the consequences were unimaginable.
It was simply because Yi Yun’s strike was too terrifying. Ghost Doctor, who was pushed into a corner, had no choice but to summon his Ghost pearl and risk it all!
The Ghost pearl could even self-destruct; its self-destruction potency at the Ghost Thearch level was unimaginable. Even a Fey Thearch level Fey beast with the strongest body would be blasted to smithereens if they experienced the self-destruction of such a Ghost pearl.
The Ghost pearl shot straight at Yi Yun!
In a blink of an eye, Yi Yun’s fist that controlled the Heavenly Dao released. He extended his fingers and grabbed the Ghost pearl!
All the Fey Thearchs had the color in their faces drain when they saw Yi Yun grab the terrifying Ghost pearl in hand. If any one of them were in his shoes, they would not have the guts to do so.
Upon seeing this scene, Ghost Doctor was enraged. Yi Yun was completely disparaging him!
He did not dare initiate the self-destruction of the Ghost pearl, but he could release all the Ghost aura he had accumulated in it for hundreds of thousands of years. He wanted to rob Yi Yun’s life at the cost of damaging his cultivation level.
But when Ghost Doctor willed it to happen, his expression changed drastically!
He was appalled to discover that his connection with the Ghost pearl had been severed!
The profound Heavenly Dao laws had formed a Heavenly Dao wall that insulated the pearl from Ghost Doctor’s perception.
All Ghost Doctor felt was a quaking heart and mind. The Ghost pearl was a product of his cultivation, and logically speaking, it was impossible for Yi Yun to sever his connection to it.
Yi Yun had really done it.
Ghost Doctor felt that his Ghost pearl had been thrown into a different timeline and obstructed by time itself. Today was just the continuation of yesterday, making their connection intrinsically tied together. However, regardless what one did today, it did nothing to influence yesterday.
His connection with the Ghost pearl was identical to such a situation.
Yi Yun’s Heavenly Dao had severed all his karmic connections with the Ghost pearl.
“This is yours.”
Yi Yun threw out Ghost Doctor’s Ghost pearl as a green shadow appeared out of thin air. It widened its gaping mouth and devoured the Ghost pearl!
The green shadow was none other than Poison Demon!
Yi Yun had thrown Ghost Doctor’s Ghost pearl to Poison Demon!
Poison Demon was ecstatic for he sensed the terrifying powers contained within the Ghost pearl. As long as it devoured the pearl, its strength would rise exponentially!
“I said that your blood will be sacrificed to my Dao!”
As Yi Yun spoke, he struck down with his fist!
Having already condensed the ultimate Heavenly Dao laws which gathered from every corner of the world, they began condensing on Ghost Doctor’s body.
A terrifying power erupted as the world raptured into a complete destruction!
“Ah, ah, ah!”
Ghost Doctor let out a crazy scream, but at that moment, his connection to the Ghost pearl had been nomologically severed by Yi Yun. He had weakened drastically and as things developed, the gap between his strength and Yi Yun’s just widened!