Mystical Journey - chapter-1226-battle-to-the-death-2
Chapter 1226: Battle to the Death 2
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
Slayer appeared in the air above Garen quickly, his sharp fingers
attempting to gauge out Garen’s eyes.
His expression was emotionless.
His fingers stabbed downward like knives.
The strength and speed behind that attack were enough to instantly make
Garen’s eyeballs explode, and he could even shatter Garen’s brain at
the same time too.
All of a sudden, Garen grabbed his palm tightly. Slayer’s finger was
suspended just a hair away from his face, but it could not move even a
The immense impact brought both of them crashing down, making them sink
into the bottomless ocean.
Blood spread slowly from Garen’s chest, the blood-red water accompanied
by hints of pain. As a result, Garen’s previously calm expression
finally turned serious.
“How many years has it been… since I got hurt?”
His murmur penetrated Slayer’s eardrums.
In that instant, he abruptly felt a chilling wave of immense threat.
He did not think twice. Even though his average physical fitness levels
had doubled, he still retreated instantly, without an ounce of hesitation.
But even so, his arms still fell prey to Garen’s tight grip. He looked
down to see an eerie smile on Garen’s heart. An ominous premonition
crossed his heart.
“Goodbye,” Garen spoke softly.
In that instant, an extremely vast wave of Soul Energy Forces abruptly
burst forth from Garen’s body, the invisible Soul Energy instantly
forming an enormous sphere that surrounded them both.
This was purely a clashing of Soul Rings, but they could only truly
collide when their limbs came into contact, so that their bodies acted as
a medium. Garen’s two Soul Rings rushed madly at Slayer’s single Soul
The clash between the three was like a collision of three spheres. Large
torrents of blood gushed out of Slayer’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and
nose, dying all the seawater around him red.
“You…!!” He stared at Garen disbelievingly. It had never occurred
to him that Garen would have two Soul Rings. One of them even had a
lingering wisp of Mind Reader’s aura.
At that moment, he finally understood why Garen would choose to take him
on, one-on-one, and even why he chose to conduct the battle in these
uncharted and unclaimed waters. He offered the condition that the loser
would have to obey the victor as bait, but everything, all of it was just
a trick to hide the truth from the others. His real aim was to absorb
Slayer’s Soul Ring!
In terms of simply excavating Soul Rings, he had already reached the
highest pinnacle. Even those who had reached the peak of the Demon Lord
One-Ringed Level could not do much better once they got this far. The
only way to know that would be to fight them yourself.
But right now, Garen grabbed the opportunity and used their bodily
contact to start a battle of Soul Rings. It was no longer a test of power
utilization. It was the same as in a regular fight, once the two fighters
become embroiled in a close-quarters wrestling match, fighting skills
such as throwing punches or evading hits become pointless. It would come
down directly to a test of stamina and strength.
“This is truly the end.” There was an eerie smile on Garen’s face.
“No!!!” Slayer’s eyes shone brightly with red light. “Nobody can
defeat me! Nobody!!!”
It was the first time he lost his cool. He howled loudly, the muscles all
over his body twisting and rippling madly. Many mysterious symbols and
words appeared on the surface of his body, spreading from the black hole
in his chest and moving all over his body like countless black tadpoles.
“This is?!!!” Garen instantly felt something was wrong, so he quickly
released his grip and attempted to retreat.
“Above the Clouds! Thunder Field! Wind Jade!!!” Slayer roared,
ferociously and madly.
A large number of high-pressure white electric arches appeared all around
him suddenly, and most of these electric arches wove into a white net of
electricity that trapped Garen within it.
A torrent of seawater gathered in Slayer’s hands, compressing and
condensing, becoming a giant white bow and arrow that was as tall as two
people and more than a meter thick.
An enormous ice-crystal arrow, crackling with white electricity, aimed
straight at Garen who was retreating backward rapidly.
There was the sound of real thunder in the distant sky.
A pillar of electricity, several dozen meters thick, descended from the
sky and shrunk instantly. It landed on the tip of Slayer’s nocked
arrow, turning into a blinding ball of white light.
“Are you trying to pull me down with you!?” Garen’s scalp had gone
numb. Even he could not take this amount of power in this Universe, and
the same went without saying for Slayer, whose body type was the same as
his! Did he have a death wish?!
“Pull you down with me?” The red light in Slayer’s eyes grew
brighter and brighter. His voice sounded androgynous, eerily
high-pitched, as though the mutation had changed his voice as well.
“No, I will reincarnate. You, on the other hand, will fall to the
depths of this bottomless oceanic abyss, and become fertilizer for this
Garen could already feel his body temperature start to rise rapidly,
white smoke was rising from his skin even though it was underwater.
But Garen was no weakling either, he had experienced countless
life-or-death battles. The panic from before was instantly suppressed. If
he did not fight for his life now, he would surely never have a chance
Right now, his Soul Energy Sphere had completely sealed Slayer within it,
and Slayer was directly invoking an explosion of lightning. Although he
could not break out of the Soul Energy seal, he could still drag Garen
into the afterlife with him before the Soul Energy Sphere finished him
“Well, I’d like to see who dies first, you or me!!” Brutality rose
in Garen’s heart, and he used his palms like knives, abruptly carving
out a circle beside him.
“Sky Sword, Four Directional Stars!!!” All the strength in his body
surged into his palm blades, and he jumped up fiercely, pouncing downward
as he fell. All of the immense Soul Energy was resonating at the same
The infinite seawater before him was slashed apart as though cut by a
gigantic knife, creating a huge vacuum and isolating the two of them
completely. Garen’s twin sabers beckoned forth a huge torrent of
seawater and waves, forming the image of a peacock that screeched
piercingly. It pounced downward madly, like a gigantic bird on the hunt.
Slayer raised his bow and gathered his Soul Energy together with the
lightning, the red light in his eyes sparkling like the sun. The tip of
the arrow was absorbing the white water currents around it madly, as
though they were countless white strings gathering at the tip of his
Bloody cracks were forming on the muscles all over his body. His muscle
sinews began to snap one after the other, like steel cables that could
not take the pressure.
All of a sudden, he relaxed his arm, and the giant white bow and arrow
vanished abruptly. The bow fell apart and shattered, whereas the arrow
just disappeared from the spot, rushing instead at Garen with
unimaginably terrifying speed and strength.
The entire blue ocean gave a jolt, and then a round blue image made of
lightning actually began to appear on the surface of the water. After a
mere two seconds, all the seawater had vanished from the several hundred
meters taken up by the electric image, and a giant black abyss had
appeared on the surface of the ocean.
Strangely, the water around it did not cascade into the black hole.
Instead, it just turned straight to ice.
The storm of lightning and the layer of ice spread across the walls of
water, engaged in a tug-of-war battle. One half had turned to ice, and
the other half was lightning.
The white and the blue fought evenly against each other, dividing and
Endless white vapor surged out of the black hole and shot into the air.
The white steam became a white pillar of air, shooting straight into the
The infinite pillar of air currents rushed madly into the sky, turning
into many white clouds. The white clouds grew thicker as time passed, and
the sky grew dimmer. The endlessly clear and sunny sky above the ocean
slowly began to darken.
A bolt of lightning flashed by, illuminating the gradually darkening
There was a sudden and heavy downpour of rain.
The white air current pillar also gradually shrank, becoming thinner and
longer. The original white hue slowly turned grey, until it finally
became a sea tornado. The giant tornado was connected to the sky and the
earth, like a grey-black funnel.
As the hurricane blew at the heavy downpour, rather than falling straight
down, the rain formed many disorderly slanted lines in the air.
On an abandoned island nearby.
On a yellow beach, Garen and Slayer both lay face-up at the line where
the sand met the sea, all the strength drained from their bodies.
The two of them were covered in pale wounds. Both of Garen’s arms were
broken, his chest had sunk in, and one of his ears had been ripped off.
And Slayer had returned to his original form, having broken both legs and
lost one arm completely. He had also gone blind in one eye.
It was a draw with injuries on both sides. Neither of them expected that
Lying on their backs on the beach, both of them had no extra strength
“Hah… Haha… I won in the end, after all…” Garen forced a smile.
He had lost a lot of blood together with his grievous injuries, and other
than his external injuries, he had also sustained massive internal
damage. He had a concussion too, which was why his senses were a bit
blurry even now.
“You… won?” Slayer smiled with great difficulty. “Or do you think
“All of your Soul Energy will be mine eventually.” Garen panted
heavily and began to turn over, crawling toward Slayer’s direction
He could no longer remember how long it had been since he got injured
like this. But that just showed how high the quality of Slayer’s Soul
Ring was, it was far better than the other three Cornerstones.
Slayer’s physical fitness had only been temporarily increased, unlike
Garen, who was already usually this powerful. There was still a
difference there, which was why he was basically unable to move now, and
could not do anything but to watch Garen approach him slowly.
Watching Garen’s slowly crawling body, the red light in his eyes died
down, and they gradually lost their glow, returning to their original
state that was no different from a normal person.
After the red light faded, confusion and dazedness flashed through
“I think… I remembered something… something I had once forgotten.”
He murmured dazedly.
Garen dragged himself there step by step. The remaining distance between
them was the distance of death.
Strangely, however, Slayer was not scared at all. After the red light
vanished from his eyes, he seemed to have forgotten fear, and instead, he
only continued to search his own memories, growing more lost as he went.
“I once… forgot some very important things, I think… Very
important…” His brain was completely blank, but some familiar yet
unfamiliar memories were slowly appearing there.
Finally, Garen moved up to him, reached out a hand slowly, and pressed
“It’s over.” He heaved a long sigh.
“That’s right… It’s over,” Slayer replied mysteriously. His
gaze had instantly become oddly clear, without a hint of red light. “I
Before he knew it, a mist began to rise slowly in his eyes.
“Many, many years ago… I wasn’t like this.”
Garen looked at his clear eyes and paused slightly. He seemed to have
understood something as well.
Slayer was never any Slayer to begin with, he was being controlled. That
red light from before was the source of that control, and now that he was
on the brink of death, he could finally obtain release, returning to the
person he used to be.
No wonder Garen sensed that he had two different types of forces in his
Soul Energy during their earlier battle.
All this time, Garen had sensed that something was wrong with Slayer.
“I don’t have a future life, and I don’t have many attachments at
all.” Slayer’s eyes were strangely peaceful. As though he did not see
Garen’s hand suspended above him at all.
Garen was quiet for a moment. His hand grabbed downward abruptly.