Chapter 1353 - Taking the Food from the Tiger's Mouth
Two of the three Martial Monarchs were from the Dead Spirit Tribe, whose cultivations had reached the eighth-layer Martial Monarch Realm. The last one was from the Ocean Tribe, a seventh-layer Martial Monarch.
On the other hand, the Lightning Ape was even more extraordinary; its strength was equivalent to the ninth-layer Martial Monarch Realm.
On top of that, Qin Nan also saw four fifth-layer Martial Monarchs, three third-layer Martial Monarchs, and six first and second-layer Martial Monarchs hiding within a few dozen li of them around the valley, watching the battle.
Qin Nan lowered his gaze as he suddenly sensed something.
He discovered a giant gap deep within the valley, covered in purple lightning with an incredible presence. Under the lightning floated various kinds of artifacts and Sky-Severing Dragon Claws.
"Thirty-seven Sky-Severing Dragon Claws?"
Qin Nan was shocked.
No wonder the three Martial Monarchs were willing to team up to face the Lightning Ape.
Thirty-seven Sky-Severing Dragon Claws was indeed a shocking number.
"It seems like the thirteen Martial Monarchs hiding in the surroundings are waiting for the three Martial Monarchs and the Lightning Ape to both be injured before they go ahead and take the loot.
"If that's the case, I will stay here too. After all, I'm only a Martial Progenitor in their eyes. They won't put too much focus on me.
"I'll strike if I have the chance."
Qin Nan made up his mind after a slight ponder. His figure landed on an aged tree.
BANG BANG BANG!
A series of deafening explosions took place. The three Martial Monarchs began to move rapidly as if they were working together to set up a formation to entrap the Lightning Ape.
The Lightning Ape was utterly fearless. It let out a roar into the sky and its hair stood upright. The lightning in its surroundings transformed into dragons, phoenixes, and all kinds of beasts.
The battle gradually intensified.
Each time the attacks clashed with one another, it felt like a war between the Heavens and Earth, resulting in a terrifying shockwave that surged in all directions, disrupting the peace within a hundred li.
"Three hundred breaths...five hundred breaths...eight hundred breaths...one thousand four hundred breaths..."
Qin Nan stared at the battle and mumbled to himself.
Qin Nan's eyes glittered all of a sudden.
The eyes of the Lightning Ape suddenly turned bloodshot as it executed an incredible move, gathering the lightning into three enormous swords and thrusting forward.
The three Martial Monarchs were startled. They immediately performed hand seals to execute an outstanding forbidden art without hesitation.
The whole place shook vigorously as the impact produced giant tornadoes that swept the surroundings. The three Martial Monarchs and the Lightning Ape shuddered and backed off while spitting out mouthfuls of blood as their auras weakened.
Both sides had suffered severe damage from the collision.
"Martial Monarch Luoyin, Martial Monarch Xuanxu, Martial Monarch Jiuqu, seniors, sorry about this!"
At that instant, a thunderous roar took place as the four fifth-layer Martial Monarchs and three fourth-layer Martial Monarchs unleashed their monarch auras simultaneously and dashed forward.
The Lightning Ape instantly let out a scream, gathering the lightning to its back as wings and disappeared into the rift.
With so many humans showing up, the injured beast no longer stood a chance against them.
"HAHAHA, sorry? Did you seriously think we were unaware of your presence? Even though we're injured, you all are still no match against us. Give up if you don't want to die!"
Martial Monarch Luoyin, Martial Monarch Xuanxu, and Martial Monarch Jiuqu burst out laughing instead of showing any trace of anger. Their monarch glows were emitted once again into the surroundings.
"Is that so? Let's see who's the mantis and the oriole then!"
The group of Martial Monarchs seemed to have long predicted this. They proceeded to execute Monarch Arts aiming at the three Martial Monarchs.
"Seniors, forgive us!"
As the two groups of Martial Monarchs were occupied in the battle, the remaining first-layer and second-layer Martial Monarchs finally ran out of patience. They unleashed their Martial Spirits and executed their Monarch Arts.
The entire valley was in a great mess.
Each Martial Monarch was no ordinary person, thus they were well aware of one another's presence in the surroundings. As for who would be the winner in the end and secure the Sky-Severing Dragon Claws, it all came down to their capabilities.
"Here's my chance!"
A few hundred breaths later, Qin Nan who had remained silent took out the Treasure-Fishing Rod and cast it forward.
The Martial Monarchs was stunned when they sensed the energy of the Treasure-Fishing Rod.
A mere Martial Progenitor dared to involve himself in their business too?
Meanwhile, the energy of the Treasure-Fishing Rod had already penetrated the purple lightning protecting the gap and was reeled in along with the thirty-seven Sky-Severing Dragon Claws.
"He's instantly taking the Sky-Severing Dragon Claws?"
The Martial Monarchs were stunned.
The purple lightning protecting the gap was fairly powerful. Even a sixth-layer Martial Monarch would have to attack it at least ten times to break through it.
How did a little Martial Progenitor ignore the protection and take the Sky-Severing Dragon Claws?
"This is no place for you ant!"
A second-layer Martial Monarch who was relatively close to Qin Nan reacted quickly. He flew toward Qin Nan with an icy expression and threw his palm forward.
The palm was strong enough to crush anything within five li.
"I don't think that's enough to hurt me!"
A strong presence of Destruction Will turned into wings on Qin Nan's back and he sprang into the distance with a kick and dodged the attack.
The second-layer Martial Monarch was stunned.
He never thought a mere Martial Progenitor would have the speed equivalent to a third-layer Martial Monarch.
The other Martial Monarchs immediately discovered Qin Nan's identity.
As such, they no longer felt confused. Qin Nan had surpassed the rules of cultivation. It was not impossible for him to possess the speed equivalent to the third-layer Martial Monarch Realm.
"Ten Thousand Void Saber!"
Among the Martial Monarchs, a fourth-layer Martial Monarch performed a hand seal. Several sabers over ten zhang long with tremendous auras appeared above Qin Nan and poured down like rain.
Qin Nan let out a roar. The Destruction Will burst out from his body and turned into a pitch-black cauldron to defend him.
BANG BANG BANG!
Following a series of rapid explosions, the pitch-black cauldron was shattered into pieces. Qin Nan was knocked flying by the impact, with a line of blood leaking out from his mouth.
The attack had inflicted serious injuries to him.
"How dare you try to take the food from the tiger's mouth when you're not even a Martial Monarch yet, die!"
At that instant, an icy voice exploded above Qin Nan. The eighth-layer Martial Monarch from the Dead Spirit Tribe stepped out from the rift and swung the ancient sword in his hand at Qin Nan without mercy.