As expected, Luo Qianqiu was shocked. He thought that after he merged with the Internal Demon Divine Soldier, it might terrify Yang Chen into backing down, but he did not expect the latter to be nonchalant.

Unbeknownst to him, Yang Chen had already seen the power of the internal demons in the Ten Thousand Demon Realm.

Although the fact that Luo Qianqiu stripped his internal demon out of his body was mystifying, the demon cultivators cultivated the internal demon together with their body. Various internal cultivation techniques exist to instantly enhance the cultivators' strength.

In a sense, Luo Qianqiu was only using the internal demon as an artifact and a storage device for his True Yuan, which could only be considered a cultivation technique.

That was because, to put it bluntly, the True Yuan possessed by the Internal Demon Divine Soldier was also part of his original body. Thus, it would not provide him with an additional increase of True Yuan.

The demon cultivators, on the other hand, worked with their own demons. They could considerably increase their strength if they went all out. As a result, demon cultivators were deemed to be better than Luo Qianqiu.

Internal demons were rumored to be formidable foes. Yang Chen, on the other hand, would not take Luo Qianqiu seriously because he was only integrating with his internal demon and would not have an immediate boost in cultivation like a demon cultivator.

The Chaos Cauldron had expanded more than twice as much as it had before he ate the three bolts of heavenly lightning and had now grown to its limit and was as big as a house!

As if it had smelled that Luo Qianqiu was a delicacy, Chaos opened its mouth and broke out of the cauldron to bite him.

Feeling the violent suction from the Chaos Cauldron, Luo Qianqiu felt his heart sink. Sh*t!

He then tried to rapidly fly out of the region enveloped by the Chaos Cauldron only to find that it was difficult.

"Da Luo Tian Handprint!"

Luo Qianqiu held one hand up to the sky, and a mysterious rune flashed with colorful light, instantly coalescing into a giant handprint about tens of feet wide. The five fingers glowed with the power of the five elements, and True Yuan gushed out like a floodgate was opened.

Chaos crashed headlong into the center of the handprint, and it was indeed stalled. Growling, it kept trying to break through.

However, Luo Qianqiu had taken advantage of its struggle, broke away from the huge suction force, and attacked Yang Chen instead!

As Yang Chen was holding Xiao Zhiqing with one arm, he dared not get too close to him, so he remotely controlled the two purple fire dragons to attack Luo Qianqiu.

As the long dragon weaved to his side, the crushing purple flames it brought up grew stronger and burned even brightly.

Though Luo Qianqiu was annoyed, he dared not touch the purple fire dragons. Crossing Sky Purple Lightning flashed around him, and his speed steeply increased, allowing him to jump out of the way of the two fire dragons.

"Golden Crow Secrets, Scorching Sun and Fire Rain!"

Luo Qianqiu's body was once again ablaze with powerful Golden Crow True Fire, which took the shape of a huge burning fireball. However, this time around, what shot out from the fireball was not a Golden Crow but a dense rain of flames!

This rain of flames made from the Golden Crow True Fire was far faster than Yang Chen could have imagined. In the blink of an eye, it had already covered both of them.

The incredibly penetrating rain of flames even smashed those two purple fire dragons to pieces, and they dissipated unwillingly into the air.

Yang Chen put up a True Yuan shield and created another Ruo Water barrier to block out the flames. 

Nonetheless, he knew this was not the most perfect solution. Fortunately, the Chaos Cauldron was still in control, so Yang Chen immediately summoned it and had it enveloped the area where Luo Qianqiu's stood!

Already prepared, Luo Qianqiu sent out a dense Golden Crow True Fire rain to shake the Chaos Cauldron away. He succeeded in preventing the Chaos from getting near him for a while, which hissed and roared as if frustrated.

After advancing into the Tai Qing Heavenly Lightning Tribulation, Luo Qianqiu's Golden Crow Secrets had also improved significantly.

Yang Chen was dejected for a while. If I've already comprehended the Shang Qing Heavenly Lightning, I'd be able to strike him to pieces. Even though I had absorbed three bolts of heavenly lightning and had some sense of understanding, I hadn't exactly comprehended it yet. Besides, I still need to protect Qing'er. If this goes on, we'll be in a deadlock for a long time. This might also lead to other troubles.

"Da Luo Tian Five Elements Array!"

Suddenly, Luo Qianqiu summoned five more light rays from five directions, which condensed into five light dots.

Each light dot instantly expanded and formed into a pentagram, enveloping Yang Chen in it!

Yang Chen was stunned. What kind of technique is this? How come this guy has an endless array of tricks?

Before he could think about it, the pentagram array was already gleaming with five deadly colors. It spun at high speed, formed a tornado, and rapidly contracted!

It was only then that Yang Chen realized how powerful this technique was. For a moment, all he could see was the five-colored tornado. The view outside was obscured.

Refusing to be surrounded by the tornado, he summoned the Chaos Cauldron and began to absorb the tornado frantically.

The tornado slowed down, and he took the opportunity to gather a ball of purple fire, which shot towards the tornado in front of him.

As soon as Yang Chen broke through the encirclement, the rain of Golden Crow True Fire outside came at him again. He barely managed to block them all when he saw a blazing spear flying right toward him.

"Golden Crow Secrets, Golden Crow Divine Spear!"

Evidently, Luo Qianqiu had predicted Yang Chen's position and was waiting for this moment.

With a large amount of Golden Crow True Fire condensed into this fiery spear, its power could be easily imagined.

The Ruo Water barrier that Yang Chen had opened was not prepared for such a powerful single attack.

As it was too late to dodge, Yang Chen instinctively turned around to receive the blow with his back. 

"Boom!"

The Golden Crow Divine Spear blew up the Ruo Water barrier. At the same time, the remaining half of it broke through the True Yuan shield, hitting Yang Chen's body with a sufficient amount of power.

If Yang Chen's body were not unbelievably strong, this would have turned him into a pile of ashes.

"Hubby!" Xiao Zhiqing felt her head ringing and cried out in shock.

In reply, Yang Chen spat out a mouthful of blood on her face.

Pain shot up his back, and it felt as though his organs were burned. His skin was so scorched that he could not feel a thing.

His mind even went blank for a short while.

It had been too long since anyone had been able to give him such a blow, so Yang Chen was very unaccustomed to it. He could not even believe it!

Anyone who can do this must be able to kill me!

"Tch, you're still alive. The 'Endless Resolve Restoration Scripture' sure is divine…" Luo Qianqiu once again revealed a greedy look and sneered. "If you had left that woman behind, you might still have the power to fight me, but you have no chance of winning against me with her around!"

Furious, Yang Chen turned back and tossed a surge of Dark Fire in his direction.

With a wave of his arm, a large patch of Golden Crow True Fire rained down to defeat the Dark Fire. It was unable to touch him and posed no threat to him at all.

"Even if you've absorbed part of the celestial lightning, your True Yuan still pales in comparison to mine. I have the Golden Crow True Fire too, even if you have the Heavenly Fire and Xuanshui. It makes no difference whether it's somewhat inferior; your attacks will still not be able to harm me. I have plenty of ways to beat you up. Although your Chaos Cauldron is powerful, it is not at its strongest. You won't be able to catch me with it due to your inadequate cultivation. When I went through the Nine Heavens Thunder Tribulation, I'm sure the entire illusionary dimension shook, and the Great Grand Elders of our clan will come over once those people figure out what's going on. By then, you will have no way to escape. I advise you to hand over the 'Endless Resolve Restoration Scripture', and I, as the patriarch of the clan, swear to let you and your woman go. How about that?"

The injuries within Yang Chen's body were healing rapidly, but he had also hurt his vitality. When he heard Luo Qianqiu's words, he grinned to reveal a few blood-stained teeth.

"You've already advanced to Tai Qing Heavenly Lightning, yet you're still coveting my cultivation technique?"

"No one would reject a good cultivation technique. I'm interested to know how your body was cultivated." Luo Qianqiu narrowed his eyes.

Yang Chen reasoned, if this keeps up, my odds of winning will dwindle and dwindle. Today I made a blunder. Who'd have guessed Luo Qianqiu had so many tricks under his sleeve? I came here to save Qing'er and only intended to avenge her after she was secure. I'll be more sure of my ability to succeed once I understand the Shang Qing Heavenly Lightning.

Having made up his mind, he immediately summoned the Chaos Cauldron, thinking of using it to defend against Luo Qianqiu after he ran off with Xiao Zhiqing.

However, as soon as he was about to move, he had a bad feeling.

There were six strange and powerful True Yuan oppression approaching from all directions. They all had a cultivation level of at least the middle stage of the Ruo Water!

Luo Qianqiu wore a smug look on his face. "Why? Are you trying to leave? Six of the Great Grand Elders in our clan have arrived. Do you still think you can escape?"