Ji Wu Wang and Yao Hou stood facing each other on the top of Hua Dian.
Ji Wu Wang: Today is the day I end your sin!
Yao Hou: Cut the bull. Show me what you’ve got. Enjoy the fight!
Yao Hou flicked her right hand and her Great Evil Sword floated into her grip. Ji Wu Wang raised her Huo Tian Halberd and charged at Yao Hou with a yell.
The sword and the halberd clashed. Its impact crushed and shattered the tiles. Both of them stepped back. Yao Hou swung her sword and drew dazzling strokes at Ji Wu Wang. Ji Wu Wang gathered energy to shield herself from the blasts.
Ji Wu Wang: ”My energy is draining...This must be the ability of the Great Evil Sword...I must end this quickly!”
Ji Wu Wang: Heavenly Apocalypse!
Ji Wu Wang went all out and launched another blow at Yao Hou. The injured Yao Hou supported herself on her Great Evil Sword. Ji Wu Wang got the upper hand and tried to take the advantage to eliminate her, but at that moment the earth began to crack behind Yao Hou, and a weird black hole emerged from the breach.
Yao Hou: ”This is...I’ll die by Ji Wu Wang’s hands if I stay here any longer!”
Yao Hou: Ha!
Ji Wu Wang: You…! You won’t escape!
Ji Wu Wang leaped into the black hole, feeling like she was falling into a bottomless abyss.
When Ji Wu Wang had lost track of time, she finally saw the ground beneath. She gathered energy in the sole of her foot and landed safely.
When Ji Wu Wang and Yao Hou were battling against each other, a black hole emerged, allowing Yao Hou to escape to another world. To hunt Yao Hou down, Ji Wu Wang had jumped into the black hole without hesitation and entered an unfamiliar world.
Ji Wu Wang: ”This scenery simply doesn’t belong to Shen Zhou. The air is filled with a strange power I don’t recognise…”
Ji Wu Wang: ”And the worst thing is I have only half of my energy left…”
Ji Wu Wang: One way or another, sitting around won’t help. I see smoke drifting up there. There should be people around. Let’s start with that.
Ji Wu Wang left the forest and headed towards the smoke. As she got near, she heard screaming coming from the village. Ji Wu Wang frowned and clutched his halberd. She sprinted into the village and found a bunch of monsters she had never seen attacking the villagers.
Ji Wu Wang: Dang demons! I won’t let you kill the innocent before my eyes!
Villager: Thank you. We would've died if it weren't for you.
Ji Wu Wang: You’re welcome. It’s nothing.
Ji Wu Wang had protected the villagers from the monsters. She stared at the villagers crying in joy. It calmed her mind a bit.
Female Village: Of course I am! I told you I’d take care of you forever. Let’s go home.
Ju Wu Wang: ”...I won’t leave you...Sister.”
The sisters’ reunion made Ji Wu Wang recall her heartbreaking memories. Emotions exploded inside her mind. She walked to the silent mountains for some air, but she was met with Mo Wang Zi’s ambush there. Ji Wu Wang tried to fight back but she was no match for Mo Wang Zi’s endless attacks, and Mo Wang Zi’s final blow knocked him out.
In a dream, Ji Wu Wang heard countless voices resounding through her head…
???: For my sister, for Sui Island, I’ll do my best.
???: You’ll always be my family no matter what.
Ji Wu Wang: ”Sister, don’t leave me alone!”
???: You’re destined to be alone forever.
Ji Wu Wang: ”N-no…!”
Ji Wu Wang woke up from nightmare and found herself in a cave. All of her wounds had been properly treated.
Ji Wu Wang: Hm...This place is…?
Ji Wu Wang saw a tall shadow standing at the entrance of the cave. The shadow’s familiar white hair belonged to someone she knew.
Ji Wu Wang had entered the realm by accident. She had saved a village from unknown monsters, but the sense of achievement made her let down her guard. Consequently, she had been ambushed and knocked out by Mo Wang Zi.
Memories had appeared in the nightmare while she was unconcious. As she came to, she found herself in the cave and realized it was Jian Zhi Chu who had saved her. As the king of Sui Island, Ji Wu Wang knew she could do better.
Ji Wu Wang: Thanks for your help. I will repay you twofold. Now I must leave to hunt down Yao Hou.
Jian Zhi Chu: No! Your wounds are still bleeding. You can’t fight in that condition.
Ji Wu Wang: That is none of your business.
Jian Zhi Chu: ...Do you really have to go?
Ji Wu Wang: Of course. I won’t forgive her for humiliating me. I’ll kill her with my own hands!
Jian Zhi Chu: Count me in!
Ji Wu Wang: Nonsense! I don’t need your help. I can-
Jian Zhi Chu: Mo Wang Zi is still after us. You won’t win if you have to fight them both at the same time.
Ji Wu Wang: I...Suit yourself!
Jian Zhi Chu had convinced Ji Wu Wang to be her company. They left the cave on full alert. Ji Wu Wang traced Yao Hou’s demonic energy to a village at the top of the hill. The stench of blood choked Ji Wu Wang. She couldn’t stop coughing.
Jian Zhi Chu and Ji Wu Wang exchanged looks and decided to split up to speed up the search. Ji Wu Wang pushed forward cautiously to a cliff. Yao Hou was standing there. A magic array glowed beneath the pile of corpses in front of Yao Hou. It looked like some kind of sacrifice ritual.
Ji Wu Wang: I found you! Yao Hou!
Yao Hou: It’s you...Ji Wu Wang! I knew you would come.
Ji Wu Wang: ...How dare you turn your claws to these innocent people! You won’t get away this time!
Yao Hou: Get your nose out of my business. Die!
Ji Wu Wang engaged into another battle with Yao Hou, who then gathered demonic energy to cast black magic. Her body became transparent and Ji Wu Wang couldn’t hit her. With injuries, Ji Wu Wang was not as agile as before while her energy drained away. Her attacks became predictable and monotonous.
Yao Hou: Oh, you’re injured. Hohoho. This is a good opportunity to root you out for good.
Ji Wu Wang: In your dreams!
Yao Hou: It’s definitely worth a shot...Fire of Zoroastrianism! Ha!
Yao Hou coated her Great Evil Sword with intense flames, and then she glided to Ji Wu Wang…
Ji Wu Wang and Jian Zhi Chu had split up to search for Yao Hou in the village at the top of the hill. Ji Wu Wang had found Yao Hou at the cliff and they began another battle. However, the injured Ji Wu Wang was no match for Yao Hou full of energy.
As Yao Hou was about to deal the final blow to Ji Wu Wang, a shadow stood before Ji Wu Wang and blocked Yao Hou’s blast with two fingers. The shadow’s energy conflicted with Yao Hou’s demonic energy. The earth cracked in the immense explosion of energy. Leaves scattered onto the ground.
Yao Hou: I didn’t know you had a comrade. Two against one is against your sense of justice.
Jian Zhi Chu: Don’t worry. I alone am enough to defeat a despicable coward like you.
Ji Wu Wang: No. I’ll fight too…
Jian Zhi Chu: Step back.
Ji Wu Wang: ...Understood.
Jian Zhu Chu: Bring it on.
Jian Zhi Chu closed his fingers and stretched out his arms, unleashing a light beam sky high that drove out the clouds. Jian Zhi Chu’s energy caused turbulence in the air. Yao Hou frowned and gathered demonic energy. Purple clouds shrouded her arms.
Jian Zhi Chi: Ha! Pride of Crossed Blades!
Yao Hou: Ugh!
Yao Hou: ”What incredible energy...Just one blow and it shook away half of my demonic energy...At this rate, I’ll definitely die. I’ve got to come up with something...Right!”
Yao Hou spun her Great Evil Sword, knocking Jian Zhi Chu away to buy time for her to prepare her next spell, which teleported her to Ji Wu Wang at the cliff.
Yao Hou: I’m bringing you with me to hell!
Jian Zhi Chu: No…!
Yao Hou gathered all of her remaining demonic energy in her right palm. As she was about to hit Ji Wu Wang, Jian Zhi Chu hugged Ji Wu Wang and took the attack with his back.
Jian Zhi Chu: Ugh…
Ji Wu Wang: Dang Yao Hou! Die!
Seeing Jian Zhi Chu take a deadly blow for her, Ji Wu Wang couldn’t calm her rage. She raised the Huo Tian Halberd and gathered energy, even though she knew it would worsen her wounds again. Ji Wu Wang wrapped her Huo Tian Halberd with purple flames and thrust at Yao Hou.
Huo Tian Halberd penetraded Yao Hou’s right shoulder. Yao Hou hooped back and blood gushed out of the deep wound.
Yao Hou: Grr! How dare you hurt my beautiful body...You’ll pay for this!
The injured Yao Hou turned to escape. Ji Wu Wang intended to chase after her, but Jian Zhi Chu’s moan changed her mind. Sweat streamed down Jian Zhi Chu’s pale face. Ji Wu Wang tapped Jian Zhi Chu’s wrist to check on his pulses. Demonic energy had filled Jian Zhi Chu’s veins…
Ji Wu Wang: ”At this rate, he’ll lose his sanity and die!”