This sovereign alone was still causing damage to the altar’s ground with each heavy step due to the massive armor . This didn’t deter his speed at all, still quite agile despite the cumbersome frame .
“Pluff!” More roots as hard as steel pierced out of the ground and formed a thick wall, not much different from one made out of divine metals .
“Boom!” The sovereign carried a world-moving power and slammed into the wall, failing to do any damage .
The wall looked mighty but upon impact, it became flexible like rubber . After the sovereign went all the way in, he was shot flying just like a meteor .
“Boom! Boom! Boom!” He put his feet on the ground but still went a considerable distance before stopping .
The crowd was still lost on the origin of the roots coming out of the ground . They seemed quite old; some had tough barks in the shape of dragon scales .
This sovereign didn’t give up and shouted: “Break!”
He took out a sharp saber with snow-white glint before jumping again to attack the wall .
This wall suddenly came apart as the roots moved like dragons leaving their lair to attack .
“Snow covering a thousand mountains!” He shouted and unleashed arcs of energy resembling an endless amount of snowflakes .
Numerous roots were cut but out came even tougher ones with thicker barks from the ground, harder than the strongest metal .
They successfully stopped the saber with minimal damage, only a few marks were left on their bark .
The situation was becoming worse for this sovereign since more roots were coming out to surround him . He couldn’t do much against the sheer amount coming from all sides .
“Not strong enough, if you were an Eternal, just one slash would have been enough to cut through . ” The girls were done making the tea now . Li Qiye sipped the tea with lingering fragrance while watching the struggling sovereign: “Watch out from behind… below you now…”
Before he could finish, a tough root coiled around the sovereign’s legs . He became immobilized so more and more roots got on him, wanting to trap him .
“Activate!” He tried to slash the roots but they became a gigantic hand and flipped him over . Next, the hand picked him up and began smashing him repeatedly onto the ground .
The crowd was naturally shocked . This was a Dragon Sovereign, a pillar of Everlasting . He instantly lost and Li Qiye hasn’t done a thing so far .
“Sigh, I told you to be careful, too weak despite being so old . ” Li Qiye shook his head and mocked: “These pillars of your kingdom are rotted . ”
The sovereign’s expression became ugly as he bellowed: “Little animal, I will kill you!”
“Boom!” The roots made up a fist now and punched his face, causing the helmet to cave in . The man inside coughed out blood .
“Go!” The other sovereigns instantly rushed forward and joined the fray .
“Rumble!” The entire altar was shaking from their steps . Some spectators became dazed by the rumbling noises .
Alas, more roots came out from the ground to stop the stampede . They danced around like crazed serpents and trapped the group like an ocean before starting the offense .
This bizarre scene left everyone slack-jawed . People didn’t know how the ground had so many roots . It was as if every root from Alchemy Hut was here to kill the sovereigns .
The sovereigns began fighting against the wooden tides . The endless number made resistance futile . There was no end in sight .
This strongest force of Everlasting was at a complete disadvantage against Li Qiye .
“Words can’t describe how pathetic this is . ” Li Qiye drank more tea while sitting informally on his throne, acting as if he was above all .
The three girls were much more relaxed now, offering him tea and fruits, the best of their service . It was as if they didn’t need to worry about this coup . Just Li Qiye alone could take care of Everlasting .
“Combine!” As the situation grew dire, the thirty-sovereigns roared and fought their way to get to the same spot .
“Buzz . ” Their chest armor spewed out a resplendent beam, pure and overly bright .
Upon closer inspection, people found true stones carved on the front plate . These stones were fueling them with the purest true energy, activating their real power .
These armors utilized both the cultivator’s and the true stones’ energy in order to maximize their power .
“Boom!” The thirty-six beams of light became a larger one with the force of a million exploding stars in the depths of space . Numerous roots were incinerated wherever the beam swept by, as fragile as dry branches . Nothing could stop this beam .
It didn’t take long before the ocean of roots was destroyed, leaving broken pieces everywhere . Of course, many were turned to ashes as well .
“Boom!” The thirty-six sovereign finally made it out . Their step once again instilled fear into the crowd after displaying their mighty power .