The Great Ruler Chapter 364-366
Chapter 364 – Searching for Fire
Mu Chen's figure shot through the spiritual mist. He was able to sense intense Spiritual Energy radiating from a far distance behind him. Obviously, Luo Li had already truly started crossing hands with Wu Jia.
Retracting his gaze, Mu Chen proceeded to coldly stare at Mao Jiang, who he had captive in his hands. With a sneer, he said, "Looks like you didn't tell me some things, huh?"
Mao Jiang's expression faintly changed as he repeatedly shook his head.
"How did that Wu Jia know which direction we were at?" asked Mu Chen chillingly. "Was it you that informed him?"
Hearing Mu Chen's question, Mao Jiang hastily replied, "There's Spiritual Arrays arranged by Wu Jia within the spiritual mist in the depths of the Western Desolate Territory. Therefore, he's able to sense all of the fluctuations within it."
Mu Chen shot a cold glare at Mao Jiang, before shooting a ray of Spiritual Energy out from his finger. Shooting into the spiritual mist, he spread his senses out. Indeed, Mu Chen was able to sense some extremely faint and strange fluctuations radiating from within. Those were the sensory threads from those Spiritual Arrays.
This Wu Jia truly had some ability.
A faint flash appeared in Mu Chen's eyes. In the next instant, with a wave of his sleeve, dozen's of Spiritual Seals condensed, before dissipating around his body. Glowing threads interweaved around his body, seemingly forming a small-sized Spiritual Array, enveloping him within.
This Spiritual Array wasn't large. However, it possessed the capability to isolate one's sensory abilities. Mu Chen didn't want every move and every action he made to be collected in Wu Jia's hands.
After arranging the array, Mu Chen turned his apathetic gaze towards Mao Jiang, before saying in a indifferent voice, "Continue leading the way."
A shiver went through Mao Jiang's heart due to the gaze coming from Mu Chen, causing him to immediately continue guiding the way.
In the continuing journey, Mu Chen didn't receive any more obstructions. After throwing off Wu Jia's means of perception, that fellow shouldn't be able to sense his position anymore.
This continued for dozens of minutes, before Mu Chen's speed was slowly reduced. A gigantic mountain cave appeared in front of him. At the end of the mountain cave was a deep valley pervaded by spiritual mist.
"Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong should be inside of that deep valley. However, the spiritual mist present there is too dense, making it extremely difficult to search for them," said Mao Jiang as he point towards the deep valley.
Mu Chen faintly nodded his head. Flicking his finger, a ray of Spiritual Energy shot out, before violently knock Mao Jiang unconscious. Hoisting him up, Mu Chen proceeded to shoot forward, rushing into the deep valley.
Upon entering the deep valley, Mu Chen's vision received even more impedance. After pondering deeply awhile, Mu Chen shot towards the air as Spiritual Energy erupted from his body. Spiritual Energy burning with black flames rose to the sky akin to a smoke signal, causing much of the surrounding spiritual mist to dissipate.
The terrain within the deep valley was complicated. Coupled with the obstruction of the spiritual mist, it was too difficult to search for the two that were hidden within. Therefore, Mu Chen chose to directly release his Spiritual Energy. His Spiritual Energy fluctuations should be very familiar to Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong. If the two were to sense it, they would definitely give a signal in response.
This action by Mu Chen had achieved quite a good result. As his Spiritual Energy fluctuations radiated out, within a short span of less than a minute, a ray of Spiritual Energy erupted from a place within the deep valley.
This Spiritual Energy fluctuation was rather familiar, it's actually Shen Cangsheng's.
Slight happiness erupted within Mu Chen's heart, before shoot straight at the origin of the fluctuations. After a dozen breaths, his speed slowed down as his gaze faintly concentrated in his forward direction. Within the cliff present in his sight was a mountain cave. Present outside of the mountain cave was a figure standing tall and upright.
Upon spotting that familiar figure, Mu Chen instantly breathed a sigh of relief, as if a heavy burden had been lifted from him. As he moved closer and noticed Shen Cangsheng's appearance, he could not help feeling shock and astonishment.
At this moment, black blotches covered Shen Cangsheng's skin. These black blotches seemed to be squirming, while a sinister and poisonous aura radiated from them, causing Shen Cangsheng to appear exceedingly pallid and haggard. However, even though his condition was extremely miserable and poor, a smile was still present on Shen Cangsheng's face and the disdainful aura not reduced the slightest bit.
"Hey. Never expected that you'd be the first to arrive here. You truly surprised me." Looking at Mu Chen, Shen Cangsheng couldn't help smiling as he spoke out.
Landing at the entrance of the cave, Mu chen casually tossed Chi Yu and Mao Jiang, whom he was holding in his hands, towards the ground.
"That's Chi Yu and Mao Jiang? You've actually dealt with them." Seeing the two people, Shen Cangsheng felt slightly surprised. Although Chi Yu and Mao Jiang were ranked 7th and 8th, they were, after all, at the Heavenly Completion Stage Initial Stage, and could be considered formidable. He never expected that they would fall into Mu Chen's hands.
"Senior Brother Lin Zheng and the rest had also rushed over here. However, the current situation doesn't seem especially good."
Mu Chen looked at Shen Cangsheng and asked, "How are the two of you?"
"Look's like the situation isn't too good," replied Shen Cangsheng as he helpless shrugged his shoulders, before walking into the cave. As Mu Chen walked in, he noticed Li Xuantong, who was in a worse condition that Shen Cangsheng. The former's black blotches were denser than the latter's, while his entire body was permeated by those sinister and poisonous fluctuations.
As Li Xuantong raised his eyes, Mu Chen could also see a black blotch on his face. This made the former's handsome-looking face appear somewhat strange. Noticing Mu Chen, he revealed a bitter smile at the corner of his mouth. Obviously, he also didn't expect that the first person to find them would actually be the latter.
"What's this all about?" Mu Chen somewhat didn't understand this whole situation. With Shen Cangsheng's and Li Xuantong's strength, even if there were more enemies, they shouldn't have ended up in such a miserable state.
"Mo Longzi had long prepared for us. His strength had already reached Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase. He had always kept this hidden in our previous exchanges. Only at the end, when we were encircled by them, did that fellow expose his strength. Furthermore, he had brought out the Demonic Dragon Poison from the Demonic Dragon Palace. That's an extremely toxic poison refined by a Sovereign, and extremely formidable. We're not afraid of getting poisoned, but it's just that our strength still can't be restore," replied Li Xuantong in a dull manner.
"Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase…"
Mu Chen's eyes contracted. This Mo Longzi had truly reached that level. That meant to say that even Senior Brother Lin Zheng might not be able to match up with him head-on.
"The cultivation of those in the Demonic Dragon Palace is extremely sinister. Although there's a limit in their future, one's early stages would have leaps and bounds in their cultivation. I've truly neglected to take this aspect into consideration, since I've never imagined that Mo Longzi would break through that quickly," said Shen Cangsheng with a frown. In reality, he had also come into contact with that phase. If he was able to recover after all of this, he would definitely be able to break through into Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase. However, it was a pity that due to this Demonic Dragon Poison, they were unable to extract themselves from Mo Longzi's pursuit.
"The most important thing now is to get rid of this Demonic Dragon Poison. If Mo Longzi truly promoted into Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase, I'm afraid that Senior Brother Lin Zheng and the rest will not be able to hold out for too long. We have to help them as fast as possible," muttered Mu Chen to himself.
Sitting on the floor, Shen Cangsheng said in a helpless manner, "This Demonic Dragon Poison can only be forcefully dispelled by a Sovereign Stage expert. We've no other way…"
Mu Chen slightly frowned, Sovereign Stage expert? If they could find a Sovereign Stage expert, where would that Mo Longzi dare to bounce around? He had definitely bet that the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy wouldn't dispatch any Sovereign Stage experts to deal with him. Therefore, he would dare to be that rampant and aggressive.
"Let me try. My Spiritual Energy is somewhat special. Let's see if it will have any effect," muttered Mu Chen. After speaking out, his Spiritual Energy started to fuse with the Nine Netherflame. This fire should have some restrictive effect against a sinister poison like the Demonic Dragon Poison.
Hearing his words, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong both nodded their heads. As of now, in such a desperate situation, they could only try anything presented to them.
Mu Chen arrived before Shen Cangsheng. With a clench of his fist, Spiritual Energy burning with black flames rose from his fist, radiating a high temperature heat wave as it appeared.
Placing his palm over Shen Cangsheng's crown, Mu Chen's Spiritual Energy gushed into the former's body. Not the slightest bit of resistance was put up by the former, letting the latter's Spiritual Energy enter his body.
As Mu Chen's Spiritual Energy entered Shen Cangsheng's body, he could feel the messed-up state within the latter's body. That Demonic Dragon Poison was akin to several dragons, travelling around within his body. As the strands of poison travelled about, the Spiritual Energy along their paths was corroded and even dissipated. From the looks of this, the Spiritual Energy within the bodies of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong would forever be unable to recover if nothing was done.
After muttering incomprehensibly to himself, Mu Chen controlled his Spiritual Energy to shoot forward, before wrapping around a strand of Demonic Dragon Poison. Black flames instantly rose as Mu Chen prepared to refine and dispel it.
Following the encirclement by the black flames, the Demonic Dragon Poison seemed to have discovered this danger, and it immediately emitted an ear-piercing sound. A black poisonous aura radiated from it, defending it from the black flames.
As the black flames rose and the poisonous aura extended out, the two started to intertwine. However, what made Mu Chen feel slightly depressed was that this Demonic Dragon Poison was very tenacious and resilient. Even when faced with the refinement of the Nine Netherflame, it would entrench itself until the very last of it dissipates. Although he was definitely able to dissipate it, bit by bit, this speed was too slow, much too slow.
A sigh shook through Mu Chen's heart, before withdrawing his Spiritual Energy. At this moment, his face started to turn dark. According to this speed, when he had completely refined and eradicated all of the Demonic Dragon Poison within the bodies of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, a number of days might have passed.
However, at this very moment, they clearly didn't possess that kind of time.
Upon noticing Mu Chen's expression, both Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong gave a soft sigh. Although they truly didn't hold much hope about this, all in all, they felt slightly disappointed.
Mu Chen started to faintly wrinkle his forehead. Although the Nine Netherflames were able to refine and eradicate the Demonic Dragon Poison, it clearly didn't possess enough strength. If he had even greater and more powerful flames, he might be able to rapidly deal with the Demonic Dragon Poison.
However, where would he be able to obtain a flame that was more powerful than the Nine Netherflames?
As Mu Chen started to sink deep into his thoughts, a quiet and stifling atmosphere started to envelop the mountain cave, causing others to find it harder to breath.
"An even stronger flame…"
Mu Chen muttered those words to himself. After quite a while, a flash of insight furiously appeared within his head. A flame that's stronger than the Nine Netherflame?
After successfully transforming, doesn't the flames of the Nine Netherbird also evolve? From the Nine Netherflame, to the Undying Flame?
A flash of brilliance erupted in Mu Chen's eyes, before faintly narrowing them. In the next moment, his mind started to enter his Universe Bracelet, finding the Nine Netherbird who had transformed into a giant egg after successfully passing through her tribulation.
Within the Universe bracelet, Mu Chen quickly found the giant egg that was in a mysterious black colour. Faint purplish runic patterns sparkled on its surface, while a strong consciousness radiated from it.
Mu Chen's mind quietly started to call out to the giant egg. He didn't possess the qualifications to control the Undying Fire. Therefore, he could only hope for Nine Nether, who's undergoing her transformation to be able to hear his summons, and give a strand of Undying Fire to him…
As he continued to urge her, Mu Chen muttered to himself within his heart.
As Mu Chen attempted to retrieve some Undying Fire to help refine the Demonic Dragon Poison for Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, something was happening somewhere else within the depths of the Western Desolate Territory.
The earth here showed signs of collapse, and gigantic fissures extended out from the ground, while all the mountain peaks had shattered and collapsed.
On a shattered mountain peak, a figure shot down. He sent a fist down to explode the giant rocks that littered the floor, before extending his palm into the deep pit, retrieving a figure drenched in blood.
Sending an apathetic gaze towards Lin Zheng, who had fainted from his heavy injuries, Mo Longzi carried him over his shoulder, before turning around and walking to another direction.
"I should deal with the second one now…"
Chapter 365 – Curing Poison
Within the quiet mountain cave, Mu Chen shut his eyes tightly as his mind continued to call out. Nine Nether had entered the a dormant state during her transformation, making him totally unable to communicate with her. Thus, he could only attempt this kind of summoning to see if he could get just a little bit of result from it.
Although this method was slightly stupid, as of now, this was the only thing that Mu Chen could do. If not, by the time he had used the Nine Netherflame to refine the Demonic Dragon Poison within the bodies of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, Mo Longzi might have long dealt with Lin Zheng and the rest.
Seeing Mu Chen sinking deep into his consciousness, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong didn't dare to make a single noise in fear of disturbing the former. Although the expressions displayed on their faces were still alright, due to the Demonic Dragon Poison within their bodies, they were feeling somewhat fretful and impatient within their hearts. If Mu Chen could really find a way to quickly refined and eradicate the Demonic Dragon Poison within their bodies, that would be truly good news to the two of them.
Although they didn't dare to raise too much hopes over the success rate of this, having hope was still better than none…
As time slowly went by, cold sweat started to surface on Mu Chen's forehead, as his emotions started to turn impatient and irritated. From the start till now, his summons were still not getting any reply.
"At this time, you can't let got of this connection, Nine Nether!" shouted Mu Chen impatiently within his heart.
Within the Universe Bracelet, the giant black egg started to tremble faintly at this moment, before golden purplish runic patterns started to appear on its surface.
Discovering this activity happening to the giant egg, Mu Chen instantly felt elated.
As the golden purplish runic patterns grew increasingly dense, slivers of flames seemingly fluttered out of from them. Those flames weren't of the colour black, but appeared purplish in colour.
Gently floating and fluttering around, they appeared to weak and easily extinguishable. Nevertheless, they people a mysterious sensation of being eternal, and immortal.
Unconcealable ecstasy erupted within Mu Chen's heart, as Mu Chen's eye snapped out abruptly. Within a slight clench of his hand, a clump of purplish flames appeared within his palm.
As the clump of purplish flames appeared, the space around it started to distort Indescribable fluctuations started radiating out of it, causing the Spiritual Energy in the surrounding to turn scorching hot, making the entire mountain cave seem like an oven.
As Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong stared at this tiny clump of purplish flames, a shiver went up the both of them. They were able to sense the frightening power contained within this tiny and small clump of flames.
"What flame is this?" Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong looked at each other, with shock and astonishment erupting in the eyes of both of them.
As though a heavy weight had been lifted off his shoulders, Mu Chen breathed out a sigh in relief. Although this clump of flames were extremely small, it was much, much more power that the Nine Netherflames. After all, these two were simply not on the same level.
With the Undying Flames, wanting to refine and eradicate the Demonic Dragon Poison within the bodies of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong should be very simple now.
"I'm beggining. There shouldn't be a problem now." said Mu Chen as he turned to look and smile at Shen Cangsheng.
Shen Cangsheng nodded his head firmly, his gaze turning solemn.
Mu Chen took a deep breath of air. With a point of his finger, the clump of purplish flames fluttered out, before starting to slowly spread out. Transforming into something like a fiery membrane, it enveloped Shen Cangsheng within it.
Just as the fiery membrane took shape, Shen Cangsheng's skin instantly turned boiling hot. As beads of perspiration flowed continuously out, they instantly transforming into nothingness. Shen Cangsheng soon started to clench his teeth, obviously enduring the immense amount of pain caused towards him.
"Endure a bit." said Mu Chen. Although this Undying Flame isn't that strong, he was completely unable to control it. Therefore, he didn't dare to let it enter Shen Chansheng's body. If not, once it loses control, Shen Cangsheng might end up turning into a pile of ashes.
Clenching his teeth, Shen Cangsheng nodded his head. As his body trembled, green veins squirmed about on his skin akin to snakes, appearing extremely frightening when seen.
Faint flames fluttered around the surface of the fiery membrane. Under the scorchingly high temperature, the black blotches on the surface of Shen Cangsheng's skin appeared to start boiling. In the next moment, to Mu Chen's surprise and elation, black poisonous aura started to get slowly forced out from Shen Cangsheng's body by the scorching high heat.
As Shen Cangsheng furiously clenched his teeth, a low beastial roar escaped from his throat. At this moment, his eyes had already turned scarlet red. As more and more black poisonous aura permeated out from him, the poisonous blotches on his skin started to slowly shrink.
This torture continued for approximately ten minutes, before the poisonous blotches on his skin were completely forced out.
With move of his palm, the purplish fiery membrane instantly withdrew, transforming back into the tiny clump of flames fluttering on his finger. Merely, it appeared somewhat dimmer, with some of it obviously being consumed earlier.
As the fiery membrane returned, Shen Cangsheng's originally dim eye seemingly turned brilliant in an instant. The Spiritual Energy of the surroundings churned and surged, gushing into his body like an endless stream, causing the Spiritual Energy fluctuations radiating from his body to grow rapidly stronger.
After losing the inhibition of the Demonic Dragon Poison, his strength had started to quickly recover.
Upon seeing this, Mu Chen breathe another sigh of relief, before turning his gaze towards Li Xuantong, who was feeling slightly emotional as of now. With a smile, he said, "It's your turn."
Li Xuantong nodded his head, before closing his eyes shut, in preparation for the incoming pain and torture.
As Li Xuantong poisoned state was worse off than Shen Cangsheng, the time needed to eradicate all the poison from him took nearly 20 minutes, before finally forcing the last bit of poisonous aura from his body.
As the poisonous aura left his body, Li Xuantong's quickly recovered the sharpness of his expression. Completely turning a blind eye towards the intense pain radiating out from his skin, he immediately proceeded and entered a training state, wanting to recover his Spiritual Energy at the shortest time possible.
Seeing the Demonic Dragon Poison being completely eradicated from the bodies of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, Mu Chen could finally feel completely relaxed. Wiping away the cold sweat present of his forehead, the Undying Flame on his fingertip appeared exceeding weak.
Staring that the Undying Flame, a thought shook his heart faintly. This flame was exceedingly formidable. Although it was just a tiny wisp, it was undeniably a divine tool to him.
"Let's try if it can be kept in my body."
Mu Chen muttered to himself. Although other people would definitely not dare to attempt what he was about to do, he was different for the others. His Spiritual Energy had fused the with Nine Netherflame. Although there was a disparity between the Nine NetherFlame to the Undying Flame, it was after all the next evolution of the Nine NetherFlame. Thinking along that line, this wisp of Undying Flame shouldn't start rejecting him.
After thinking until this point, Mu Chen didn't continue hesitating anymore. With a thought, black flaming Spiritual Energy encased the wisp of Undying Flame, before absorbing it into his body.
Just as Mu Chen had thought, upon entering his body, this wisp of Undying Flame didn't show any signs of rebelling, making him feel extremely elated. With extreme care, he slowly kept it within his Spiritual Sea.
Within his Spiritual Sea, his Divine Soul's little mouth gave a suck, sucking the Spiritual Energy within its body. As the tiny wisp of Undying Flame fluttered in, it descended on the little hand of the Divine Soul. Not a single rejection appeared between the two.
Upon seeing this, unable to hold it in, Mu Chen started to laugh with happiness. Never did he thought that he would actually be able to pick up a benefit here…
As his eyes sprung open, Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong were still in their process of recovering. With a move of his gaze, he looked towards the air in front of him, where a clump of black liquid was present, squirming and wriggling about.
That was the Demonic Dragon Poison forced out from Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong's body.
Mu Chen stared at the Demonic Dragon Poison. A faint flash appeared in his gaze as he extended his palm. At this moment, his index finger started slowly to turn jet black, before black lightning started to surface faintly on it.
The black divine lightning poison was sealed within this index finger. That was a poisonous aura that was even more overbearing than the Demonic Dragon Poison.
"If I seal that Demonic Dragon Poison within here, it should become more terrifying, right?" Mu Chen's eyes narrowed faintly. In the next moment, without much hesitation, he summoned that clump of Demonic Dragon Poison over, before extending his slim finger towards it.
Although the Demonic Dragon Poison had causing extreme misery to Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong, Mu Chen was truly didn't have the slightest bit of dread towards it. Not mentioning the Undying Flame within his body, even this Black Divine Lightning Poison would be able to suppress it. This Demonic Dragon Poison truly won't be able to flip the sky within his body.
Black rays of brilliance sparkled on Mu Chen's finger, before proceeding to directly absorbing the Demonic Dragon Poison within it. Instantly, the jet black colour of the finger become an even deep and abstruse colour, causing even a shiver to travel through his body when he looked at it.
Mu Chen took a closer look, before gently tapping forward with that finger. At this moment, he was able to see an extremely faint black brilliance flashing out. After that, he noticed a hole that wasn't large, but whose end was unable to been seen, appearing on the hard ands sturdy mountain cliff in front of him. The fringes of that hole were covering in corrosive fluctuations.
Rather astonishing corrosive effect.
Shock flashed past Mu Chen's eyes, before causing the colour of that finger to regain normalcy after a thought. It's fortunate that the Northern Sea Dragon had arranged a seal on his finger. If not, he truly won't be able to subdue such a frightening poison.
As Mu Chen's finger regained its normalcy, boundless Spiritual Energy erupted abruptly from within the mountain cave. The entire mountain peak seemed to shudder intensely at this moment, causing gigantic cracks to spread and extend out.
Mu Chen casted his gaze over, only to see Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong opening their eyes within the centre of the boundless Spiritual Energy. Brilliant rays of vitality that seem substantial flashed and sparkled within their eyes.
At this moment, they had finally recovered their strength completely. Furthermore, they seemed to have even some improvement. Looks like this event had became yet another training experience for the two of them.
"Congratulations." said Mu Chen with a smile.
As Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong stood up in succession, boundless Spiritual Energy erupted from them. The vigor within their eyes were once again present. The first and second place of the Heavenly Rankings that showed disdain towards the entire Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy had clearly returned.
As the two felt the boundless energy within their bodies, elation and ecstasy erupted within their eyes, before proceeding to look at Mu Chen.
"Thanks for this matter."
Within a smile, both of them said their thanks to Mu Chen. Although their tone appeared casually, with one being unable to detect much gratitude in them, Mu Chen knew that if he were to be met with any difficulty in the future, they two of them would definitely come and help him, even if it meant risking their lives.
Mu Chen sent a smile back in return, without saying any type of courteous words. After all, there wasn't any point in saying those, as they would in turn make him appear unreasonable and arrogant.
"Since you two have recovered, we should make a move, right?" said Mu Chen as he looked out of the mountain cave. At this time, he didn't know Lin Zheng and the rest were exactly doing.
Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong firmly nodded their heads in reply, while chilling intent erupted from their eyes.
Mo Longzi, this time, let use continue fighting for another round!
Chapter 366 – Gathering
This was a gigantic basin, whose air was filled with dense spiritual mist. Within it, one could seemingly not be able to see the sky and the horizon. At this moment, extremely berserk Spiritual Energy fluctuations swept out from the centre of this basin, causing the spiritual mist in the surrounding air to be shakened to the point of being unable to spread closer.
Spiritual Energy gushed out from the centre of the basin while Sword Aura howled about. Under this confrontation, the ground below started collapsing, as gigantic fissures continued to endlessly form and extend out.
If one were to turn their gaze towards the origin of this spectacle, one would see two figures flashing about like lightning as they crossed hands with each other. Every single exchange would cause astonishingly loud sounds to ring out.
If one looked closely, one would notice that one of the figures was slim and graceful, with a set of black clothes wrapping around her slender and exquisite figure. A long black sword carried along exceptionally swift and sharp Sword Aura swept out.
This familiar figure was naturally Luo Li.
However, at this moment, he current opponent wasn't Wu Jia whom she had fought against previously. The figure opposite of her was a skinny male that appeared akin to a bag of bones. This person, was precisely Mu Gu, third place on the bounty list rankings.
The surface of that Mu Gu's body sparkled in a lustrous white awe, as though it had radiated out from his bones. At this moment, his seemingly thin and withered up body appear to contain an extremely tyrannical power.
A bone knife was wielded in his hands as he fought against Luo Li. The two would erupt with rather astonishing attacks as they clashed, causing even the surrounding air to get split apart by them.
A number of figures were present behind Mu Gu as they stood on a mountain peak. Observing the battle taking place before then, astonishment was present in their eyes. Obviously, never did they expect that Mu Gu would actually be obstructed by such a beautiful young girl.
"Ha ha. I never imagined that the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy would produce yet another outstanding student. This youth is able to possess such strength at such an age. She truly isn't simple."said a male carrying a long spear with a smile as he looked in astonishment at the battle before him.
"Teng Long, I'm afraid that even you will not be able to deal with this girl." said Wu Jia with a faint smile. From his previous exchange with Luo Li, he could determine that the latter was indeed extremely formidable. He had arranged numerous Spiritual Arrays against her, which were dealt with by the latter in a single slash.
Although his words didn't sound nice, the male by the name of Teng Long shrugged his shoulders in indifference. Although Wu Jia was only place fifth on the bounty list rankings, he was after all a Fifth grade Spiritual Array Master. If one were to truly talk about the degree of difficulty to be subdued, for a certain perspective, he was even more formidable than those two vicious people of Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase, Mu Gu and Gui Xiong.
"I've heard that Mao Jiang and Chi Yu were plant?"
Wu Jia nodding his head, replying. "They were defeated by a student named Mu Chen. Furthermore, that person should have gone to save Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong."
"What's the use of saving them? The two were poisoned by the Demonic Dragon Poison. If they were rescued out, they would instead be a burden for them."on the other side, a male covered in tiger head marks spoke out while curling his lip.
This person was precisely Wang Hu, ninth place on the bounty list rankings.
"Mo Longzi isn't back yet? Looks like defeating Lin Zheng and the other two should consume quite a bit of his time." Teng Long spoke out while looking at his surroundings.
"The three great generals of the Punishment Hall are also exceptional characters. Even Mo Longzi would have to consume some time in taking them down one by one."
With a faint smile, Wu Jia replied, "However, that's alright. Regardless of how they struggle, the result would still be the same. The only thing we have to do is to stare at those people from the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy. When Mo Longzi appears, be prepared to keep all of them here."
As his spoke those words, his sinister gaze stared towards the distance like a venomous snake. At a mountain peak situated there, there were similarly a few standing figures, which were precisely He Yao, Su Xuan and rest of the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy members.
At this moment however, they faces were brimming with graveness. They were similarly able to sense that Wu Jia and his group were currently staring at them. Having already crossed hands with those group of people, He Yao and the rest knew that everyone of that group were vicious and cruel. If Lin Zheng and the other two great generals were around, they would not feel afraid. However, as of now, everyone had already gathered, but Lin Zheng and the other two have yet to appear. Causing them to feel some unease.
Previously, their enemies had already decided to capture all of them. The only thing that prevented them being Luo Li's arrival and subsequent obstruction of the extremely strong Mu Gu, causing their enemies to quietly restrain their actions. However, they knew that this non aggression couldn't last too long, as they couldn't rely on a sole person, Luo Li to obstruct the group of vicious people staring down at them.
"Exactly where did that fellow Mu Chen go?"
In the current situation, they urgently needed people of strength comparable to Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase to shock and intimidate their opponents. Within their group of people, other than Lin Zheng and the other two great generals, the only people at that level would be Mu Chen and Luo Li.
However, Luo Li was now being tangled up by Mu Gu, and Mu Chen had yet to show himself since the start…
Thinking about that, Su Xuan and the rest all shook their heads in helplessness. Upon entering the Western Desolate Territory, they've been immediately separated. Therefore, they were unclear as to exactly what Mu Chen had gone off to.
"There's a possibility that something might have happened to senior brother Lin Zheng and the other two great generals." said an expert from the Punishment Hall with a slightly gloomy expression. Clenching his teeth, he continued, "That Mo Longzi has yet to show himself since the beginning. I suspect that he had gone off to deal with them."
Hearing his words, the Su Xuan and the rest turned silent. Naturally, they had also thought about this. However, their current situation was already far from good. As of now, the only thing they could do was to hope that senior brother Lin Zheng and the other two great generals would be able to deal with Mo Longzi. In that way, the current situation would be completely reversed by them.
That was what they were clearly waiting for now.
While both side were waiting quietly for the results between Mo Longzi and Lin Zheng and the other two, the confrontation happening in the sky became increasingly intense. Boundless Sword Aura howled, appearing akin to a river of Sword Aura, forcing that Mu Gu to retreat.
As the Sword Aura swept across his body, it brought along bloodied wounds. Nevertheless, that Mu Gu didn't seem to care the slightest bit. Those skin that were slashed apart revealed dense white bones beneath. Sparking with luster and glow, they appeared to be as strong and resilient as steel.
This Mu Gu had clearly cultivated some Body Refining Divine Art that was exceedingly strong, therefore being able to endure the engulfment of Luo Li's Sword Aura.
"Truly a troublesome girl to deal with…"looking at his blood covered body, Mu Gu started to laugh out. His laughing sounds were withered and hoarse, sounding exceedingly ear piercing.
"Anyways, why are you enduring so persistently? I know that you guys are waiting for the three great generals of the Punishment Hall. However, they would definitely be dealt with by Mo Longzi. When he arrives, your ending would already be guaranteed."
Facing his cawing, Luo Li didn't gave the slightest bit of care. Instead, her attacks grew increasingly cruel and vicious, as boundless Sword Aura hid the skies and covered the earth while sweeping towards Mu Gu.
Just as Luo Li had increased the ferocity of her attacks, whooshing sounds seemed to ring over from the distance.
A shiver instantly shook through everyone's minds, before instantly turning their gazes towards the origin of the sound. There, layers of dense spiritual mist were being scattered apart, before a figure swiftly shot out from within. Like a fiend, he appeared in the sky of the basin.
That figure was covered in black robes, with a black sword on his back. An apathetic expression hung on his face, while a malevolent black dragon mark surfaced on the centre of his forehead, causing a baleful and tyrannical aura appear around his body.
That's Mo Longzi!
Upon spotting the demon god like figure, the bodies of Su Xuan and the rest turned cold and clammy, and when they saw behind Mo Longzi, their faces instantly turned deathly pale.
Three figures covered in blood floated at the back of Mo Longzi. Their auras were depressed, while appeared to be in an injury induced coma.
"It's senior Lin Zheng and the other two!"
Their entire body turned cold and clammy, while uncontrollable shivers shook through their spines. Eyes overwhelmed with shock and horror, they stared at the three people behind Mo Longzi.
Mo Longzi was actually that frightening? Even Lin Zheng and the other two were unable to defeat him?
"Ha ha. You've finally dealt with them?" on the other mountain peak, upon spotting the three figures behind Mo Longzi's back, the corner of Gui Xiong's eyes jumped and twitched, before speaking out with a hearty laugh.
Mo Longzi nodded his head with indifference. With a wave of his hands, he flung the heavily injured Lin Zheng and the other two towards the mountain peak, before replying in a pathetic voice, "They're worthy of the three great generals of the Punishment Hall. Even I have to waste some time to deal with them one by one."
Turning his gaze towards the battle between Luo Li and Mu Gu, Mo Longzi narrowed his eyes faintly, while a sliver of shock flashed within them. "Other than Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong as well as the three great generals of the Punishment Hall, never have I thought that the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy would produce yet another outstanding student."
"There's one more brat that has some ability. He had broken my obstruction and blocked off my Spiritual Array sensors that I've arranged within the spiritual mist. He should have headed off to save Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong." replied Wu Jia with a faint smile.
"He's gone to save them?" muttered Mo Longzi with faint jump of his eyebrows, before proceeding to laugh apathetically out, "Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong are close to becoming handicapped by my Demonic Dragon Poison. Even if they're saved, they'll turn into burdens. Let he do what he wants. We just have to capture him later, and that's about it."
While giving his reply, he shot a look at Su Xuan and their group standing in the distance. After judging their relative strength, he withdrew his gaze without giving the slightest care about them. Till this stage, the entire situation was basically within the palm of his hands.
"Gui Xiong, help Mu Gu finish her off. Don't waste any more time." said Mo Longzi with a wave of his hand.
"Ha ha, using a numerical advantage to bully others doesn't seem too good, right?"
Gui Xiong spoke out with a beaming smile. However, regardless of what the words he said, he had already pulled his giant axe out. With a stamp, his figure shot out. In the next instant, with strength that could cleave a mountain, and incomparably overbearing awe of an axe roared crazily as it cleaved towards Luo Li.
Seeing this, the bone blade in Mu Gu's hand furiously slashed out, sending a gigantic hundred feet long glowing blade arc violently chopping down on Luo Li.
Two Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase had attacked simultaneously, causing the result attack to drastically rise in might.
As their attacks headed towards Luo Li, her beautiful face turned grave. Grasping her long sword tightly with her jade like hand, the river of Sword Aura swept out, protecting her entire body.
As the attacks collided, the sky appeared to split apart instantaneously. With a shutter, Luo Li's delicate figure shot back, descending on a mountain peak. A flushed shade flashed across her beautiful face while the blood and Spiritual Energy within her body churned and rolled over.
Seeing the spectacle before them, the faces of Su Xuan and the group changed. Their enemies have decided to start finishing them off?
With their strength, how could they contend against their enemies? After all, even the three great generals of the Punishment Hall had been captured…
Ice cold intent erupted from Luo Li's exquisite and beautiful face. As her cheeks extended out to form seemingly perfect contours, her jade like hand grasped the Luo Shen Sword tightly. As it trembled lightly, ripples started to fluctuate on its surface, while an obscure fluctuation rippled too on the surface, as though something frightening was able to break its seal.
However, just as the ripples on the body of her sword increased in frequency, swift and sharp whooshing sounds rang out from within the spiritual mist in the distance.
The sudden whooshing sounds caused a shiver through everyone's minds.
As the spiritual mist scattered apart, three glowing figures shot out from within like lightning, before descending on a mountain peak. Boundless Spiritual Energy rushed to the sky, why a sneer resounded out across the basin.
"The people on the bounty list rankings indeed are shameless maggots. Don't you guys feel ashamed of yourselves for besieging a girl?"
Instantly, upon hearing that voice, elation erupted from the faces of Su Xuan and the group.
That fellow had finally arrived!