The group quickly glanced at each other and made up their mind .
“Excuse us then for initiating this battle to the death . ” Puresword True Emperor’s eyes became stern with murderous intent .
As an emperor, this eruption of power was quite impressive and overwhelming, seemingly unstoppable .
“Clank!” He summoned a snow-white sword and slowly raised it vertically in front of his chest with the firmest grip .
He became one with it; all of his power, dao, and techniques fused within .
The shiny sword pulsed with circular halos, seemingly cast from a million stars in the sky . It encompassed an incalculable weight and vastness, akin to an entire galaxy .
The central spine of the blade contained the sword dao of the emperor, looking resplendent with numerous powerful runes twisting together and then refined into form . 
The sword used the stars to form the blade and the dao to form the spine, resulting in an extraordinary weapon .
Everyone could feel that one slash could tear the world apart and slay the gods when used by the emperor . Of course, it still had cataclysmic and suppressive affinities in the hands of a novice .
It represented the supreme will of an emperor and his intent to kill . He clearly had crafted this weapon himself .
This combination looked unbeatable and successfully intimidated the crowd .
“No weaklings have ever become a True Emperor . ” One older expert felt respect .
They realized that Puresword True Emperor was mighty indeed, exceeding everyone’s expectations .
In recent days, he has been overshadowed because his enemy, Fiercest, was just too strong and took away all of his radiance .
“Buzz . ” A light from outer space descended onto the Tree Observer, signaling the opening of a world .
“Rustle!” An Adamantine Tree of unimaginable size appeared right behind him, blotting out everything behind it . This world’s sole reason for existence was to gestate this tree .
One leaf rustling already created quite a wave . When all of them rustled, it became an ocean of tsunami of winds with continuous waves - an ocean of green as far as the eye can see above Stone Harmony .
“Boom!” The tiny Tree Observer grew to the size of a great mountain with trees all over his body, looking just like a treant .
Moreover, his muscles increased in size as well . His arms looked like two dragons brimming with power . Just one flip could turn the earth over .
“Wow…” The spectators were startled . Not only did he get a size increase, but his power also soared . His body was filled with endless might .
“That’s a Tree Observer for you . ” An ancestor said: “He’s the only person in Famed Bamboo who can borrow the power of the Adamantine Tree despite being so far away . This enraged state allows him to be the system’s guardian deity . ”
Famed Bamboo had an ancestral tree that has been around for ages . It contained massive power and its roots have infiltrated every inch of that system . A Tree Observer was able to borrow a portion of this force regardless of the distance between the two .
Keep in mind that this particular Tree Observer was already strong in his own right . This fusion took him to the next level, perhaps comparable to the deer merchant .
“Boom!” A loud drum was heard . The Four Esteemed King summoned a drum and mallet out of nowhere . The first bang suppressed the worldly dao and laws right away .
Everyone felt something banging their heart violently and robbing their breath away .
“What… is that treasure?” This danger made some turn pale .
“Soulcall Drum!” An ancestor stared at the Esteemed King and said: “So the world thinks there are four kings but that’s not the case . The title is actually referring to the four treasures of Hidden Grotto . ”
“Back then, when the four ‘kings’ fought Gu Yifei, it was only the grotto lord using the four treasures to do so . People simply misunderstood . ” A knowledgeable expert shook his head and said .
This drum was one of the four treasures with the ability to assault the mind and soul, rendering foes helpless .
One suddenly heard the cry of a deer . Everyone looked over and saw a pair of antlers growing on the head of the deer merchant .
They were large with multiple branching sections, almost like two small trees . Despite just coming out, they didn’t look young at all . Even the tips have hardened and looked quite tough .
In fact, they looked more like dragon horns instead of deer antlers due to their impressive power, more than enough to pierce through everything .
“How strange…” The crowd was astonished because the white-haired old man looked very bizarre with these antlers .
“Is the merchant actually a deer demon?” A young cultivator asked .
“Do you know the meaning behind the character ‘deer’ in his title?” His senior looked at the youth and asked .
“It is an auspicious symbol for longevity . ” The youth answered .
“No . ” The senior elaborated: “That’s only when the subject is a regular deer . But when a deer becomes a demon, this is no longer the case . So how does a regular deer reach this next stage? Excessive sexuality . That’s why many deer demons rely on the dual cultivation and are looked down upon as being depraved . ”
“I agree with that, but the merchant was a blood deer . ” Another ancestor jumped in .
“What’s the difference?” The experts nearby didn’t know .
“A blood deer during the initial stage is more precious than the other deer species . ” The ancestor’s eyes became serious: “But once it becomes a demon… haha, do you guys know what it does to stay alive?”
“What, spill it already . ” Another said .
“Blood, human blood . ” The ancestor revealed: “The more it drinks, the longer it can stay alive . And though longevity comes greater powers and abilities . An inch of that antler means one hundred years, so look at how much blood he had consumed for it to be this large . ”
“ . . . !” The crowd became horrified .
All eyes turned towards the great antlers . Though no one actually had an exact measurement, it was at least nine feet long . Everyone shuddered at the cruel realization .
1 . The spine is the center of the blade that slightly protrude outward in a classical style