The four instantly made their move with incredible speed to the astonishment of the crowd .
It looked as if all four attacked at the same time but this wasn’t the case .
In the beginning, the emperor was the first initiator but the Four Esteemed King’s sound wave started the attack . Next came the emperor’s sword domain at virtually the exact period .
Finally, the Tree Observer and the deer merchant worked together . The observer channeled his majestic energy into the old man’s antlers for an imperceptible thrust aiming at Li Qiye’s chest .
In fact, all of this happened within a single blink of an eye . However, at their level, plenty could be accomplished within a blink .
The sound wave, sword domain, and the antlers were coming at the same time . This was actually impressive teamwork .
The first two were fatal attacks but they didn’t think this was enough to kill Li Qiye . The actual purpose was to hide the deer merchant’s technique .
They purposely utilized two moves that were obvious and explosive with enough force to scare anyone . However, the antler thrust was the exact opposite - fast and silent .
People would only notice the sword domain and the sound wave . They didn’t care too much about the incoming antlers .
However, this thrust was actually the real ace card with enough sharpness and speed to pierce Li Qiye’s chest .
“Look!” The powerful Eternals here could sense the danger coming from the antlers . They felt as if it was their own heart being penetrated just by watching .
It was already too late once they sensed the danger .
“Pluff!” The thrust managed to pierce Li Qiye’s heart, time and space, grand dao, and even physical confinements of heaven and earth .
Blood began to drip from the antlers after the successful connection . The crowd looked down at their own chest, overwhelmed by the illusion of being victims when this wasn’t the case .
“Damn!” One cultivator cried out . This illusion seemed so real and horrifying .
They then focused their gaze on Li Qiye with their mouth agape . Time seemed to be coming to a halt .
The sound wave and sword domain instantly struck him, wishing to crush him to a pulp .
“It’s over for Li Qiye-” One commenter believed .
Time seemed to be extending infinitely . Whenever these commenters would speak, their words stretched forever . It would take a lifetime to finish their sentences .
“It’s horrifying-” No one was spared from this temporal phenomenon while watching Li Qiye’s chest being pierced . They thought that it was over for Li Qiye .
In actuality, these experts didn’t realize that there was something wrong . They were still stuck in this stretched timeline .
As for Jade-break True Emperor, she immediately realized that something was wrong . Someone seemed to be controlling time as if it was an insignificant entity completely under their control .
‘Buzz . ” The unaware crowd finally felt something at this second - someone pushing time forward just a bit .
While the dark bolts were holding Li Qiye in place and contesting against the omnipresent flame, Li Qiye’s chest has been pierced by the antlers .
However, a second Li Qiye suddenly split from the original one and quickly turned back .
“Boom!” The flow of time started with Li Qiye punching the king, sending him flying with a crushed jaw with blood gushing everywhere . People then heard the sound of bone breaking a while afterward .
Time froze again with the king’s defeat; this process looked like one page of a picture book .
Then came the next page starting with Li Qiye delivering a vertical stomp against Puresword True Emperor . The latter smashed into the ground, staining it with blood . His body fragmented all over the place . “Boom! Boom! Boom!” The sounds came afterward just like before .
“Boom!” The third page ensued with another kick from Li Qiye against the Tree Observer . His gigantic body was cut off by the waist before being sent flying by another kick, slamming into a massive star . More loud bangings ensued after the image .
Next was the fourth page . Li Qiye had a firm grip on the pair of antlers and lifted the deer merchant up then slammed him multiple times onto the stars . Each time ended with blood splashing all over the sky .
Each slam was another page turning and this happened very quickly . People saw the small details of the deer merchant being mangled and eviscerated .
“Buzz . ” The spectators were naturally shocked by these terrifying images . Time started flowing again in the area after a buzzing noise .
“Oooo!” They then heard the miserable scream of the dark creature . Ink-like blood started spraying everywhere as the planetary creature finally got torn into two pieces by Li Qiye .
This signaled the end for it - being slowly tortured to death . He then threw it down on the ground .
The world became silent . The deer merchant, emperor, sword domain, sound waves, antlers? Nowhere to be found .
The only thing left was a mess - the bloodied emperor laying on the ground, his body in shambles . The king was blown far away with his chin completely shattered . The Tree Observer was cut in half by a single leg sweep, and the deer merchant was utterly smashed .