The Great Ruler

 
 

The Great Ruler Chapter 374-377



Chapter 374 – Trump Cards Revealing

Bang!

Brimming with boundless Spiritual Energy, the two gigantic black lotuses started to slowly revolve, radiating a powerful pressure that enveloped across the entire Western Desolated City.

The expressions of countless people faintly changed due to the two gigantic black lotuses, since they had sensed the formidability and might of Mu Chen's Spiritual Array. From the pressure and Spiritual Energy fluctuations radiating from it, even a Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase expert would be left with the only option to temporarily retreat from it.

Indeed, this youth by the name of Mu Chen truly had some ability. It's no wonder why he's able to defeat Wu Jia. It looked like his attainments on the aspect of Spiritual Arrays wasn't lower than the latter. In fact, he might even be more tyrannical.

Roar!

While countless people were sighing in admiration towards Mu Chen's abilities, the two gigantic malevolent dragons had already howled over, their roars shaking the entire stretch of the world.

Humm!

The two gigantic black lotuses started to rapidly revolve. Under the cold and chilling gaze from Mu Chen, two gigantic rays of black light spewed out all of the sudden right from the centre of both lotuses. They intertwined together, appearing similar to two black dragons that had entangled with one another as indescribably overbearing and tyrannical energies radiated from them.

Bang!

Under the attentive gazes from everyone, the two rays of black light violently smashed against the bodies of the two demonic dragons. A black light instantly blossomed across the horizon, covering and shrouding over the entire sky.

Roar!

Painful roars erupted from the two demonic dragons as they did everything they could to struggle and escape. Nevertheless, under the rays of the black light, which appeared to be as dense as ink, they started to corrode, before turning incorporeal.

Bang!

As a loud bang rang out, the two demonic dragons were pierced right through by the ink-like rays of black light. Furthermore, the rays of light continued on with their assault. Without appearing to have weakened, they violently shot over towards Mo Longzi as they enveloped over him.

A clamor rang out across the entire city.

A dark and cold expression appeared on Mo Longzi's face as he looked towards the black rays of light shooting over towards him. He was able to sense that the powerful energies contained within them were sufficient to smash and defeat a person at the Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase.

However, it was a pity that he, Mo Longzi, was much, much stronger than a Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase.

As a dark shadow erupted from Mo Longzi's eyes, he took a step out. Dense greyish-black Spiritual Energy erupted from his arms as layers of black scales surfaced on his skin.

"Scram off!"

A cold roar rang out from Mo Longzi as he sent two fists rumbling out. The air before him instantaneously exploded, while ripples undulated across the surrounding space. Without the slightest intent of evading, Mo Longzi's fists heavily impacted against the two black rays of light that were shooting towards him.

Boom!

Rings of rampaging Spiritual Energy ripples were seen spreading out by everyone as Mo Longzi was sent retreating a dozen steps back. The sleeves around his arms were torn into tatters. However, not a single injury was present on his arm. Furthermore, from the head-on confrontation, the black rays of light that seemed to be an irresistible force were immediately shattered into glowing dots that blotted the sky.

This Mo Longzi's strength was actually on the level that could easily resist a Fifth Grade Spiritual Array!

Shock erupted within the hearts of countless people as everyone thought, This Mo Longzi is indeed extremely formidable and powerful. Although Mu Chen had used the strength of a Fifth Grade Spiritual Array Master, the degree of the Spiritual Array arranged by him was unable to cope with Mo Longzi.

Grave expressions filled the faces of Su Xuan, He Yao and the rest. All of them had seen the might of Mu Chen's Demonic Butchering Lotus Spiritual Array. However, they never expected that a Spiritual Array of such might was, in all, only able to force Mo Longzi to retreat, nothing more than that.

"It seems like it's very difficult for Mu Chen to be Mo Longzi's match." Xu Huang whispered.

"As long as he can endure till Luo Li and Li Xuantong finish of their opponents, with the collaboration of the three of them, they'll have some chance of victory." He Yao chimed in while wrinkling his forehead. However, with Mo Longzi's level of intellect, he would clearly not give Mu Chen such a chance.

He would definitely end this fight as quickly as possible.

"This fellow…" Mu Chen's eyes had narrowed as a result of seeing the spectacle that had played before his eyes. This was truly the first time that his Demonic Butchering Lotus Spiritual Array was unable to have its desired effect. The strength of this Mo Longzi was truly very powerful and formidable.

Whoosh!

Raising his head, Mo Longzi sent a chillingly dark smile towards Mu Chen. In the next instant, in a flash, he appeared right before Mu Chen.

Having raised his vigilance against him, the dragon's shadow around Mu Chen's body sparkled as he explosively retreated hundreds of metres back. At the same time, with a change of his hand seal, the two giant black lotuses that had yet to dissipate started to revolve once again, sending two black rays of light violently shooting out.

Bang! Bang!

Mo Longzi's fists rumbled out again, smashing the two incoming rays of light apart while being forced to retreat a dozen steps back once again. However, this time, he gave a violent stomp with his feet, making his speed increase dramatically, causing remnant shadows to appear across the sky.

In the short span of a blink of an eye, he had appeared right before Mu Chen like a specter. As the chillingly dark sneer turned somewhat malevolent, he spoke out, " Do you truly thinking that you'll be able to avoid me with your small accomplishment in the Soaring Dragon Technique?"

Clenching his fingers tightly together, the black scales on his fist sparkled with a sinisterly cold light, appearing akin to a weapon of slaughter and carnage, while chilling and erratic fluctuations radiating out.

"Dragon Breaking Fist!"

A low roar rang out from Mo Longzi's mouth as he sent his fist rumbling out. The air in front instantly shattered and exploded as the fist went straight for Mu Chen.

At this distance, Mu Chen was already unable to attempt any form of evasion. A fierce expression flashed within his black pupils as black lightning raced and erupted from his body, while a lightning rune surfaced on his chest.

Activating his Lightning God's Physique, Mu Chen turned his body, sending a fist violently rumbling out, and smashed it straight against the fist coming from Mo Longzi.

Bang!

Ripples visible the naked-eye extended out seemingly at the instant when the two fists smashed against each other. Vibrations shook the surrounding space as the Spiritual Energy surging forth from the two had seemingly transformed into violent storms.

A shudder went through Mu Chen as he went flying back hundreds of metres. A faintly sweet taste appeared in his mouth as a sliver of blood appeared as it flowed down from the corner of his mouth. After all, his strength was only at the level of Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase. Although he had the reinforcement from his Lightning God Physique, in such a head-on collision of strength, he obviously wasn't Mo Longzi's match.

Standing arrogantly in the air, Mo Longzi didn't move a single inch from the earlier collision, with only a tremble of his shoulder, which was dealt with by the energy within his body. Looking with ridicule and contempt at Mu Chen, he spoke towards the latter, "You're truly a crazily arrogant brat. You actually dared to fight head-on with me. Looks like you've no regards for your life."

Hearing those words and seeing Mo Longzi's reactions towards the earlier exchange, Mu Chen's expression sank like a brick in water. The disparity between Heavenly Transformation Stage Late Phase and Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase was truthfully far too large. Even with all the various methods he had used, he was struggling with much difficulty.

Wanting to truly become a threat to Mo Longzi using ordinary methods was simply impossible.

Mu Chen's eyes started to sparkle as he pondered on the methods and ways he could use.

Obviously, Mo Longzi wasn't going to foolishly wait for Mu Chen to complete his preparations. With a sneer, he shot out once again, yet again displaying that astonishing speed. Hiding the skies and covering the earth, a furious barrage of attacks swept towards Mu Chen.

In response, Mu Chen could only twist and turn his body to evade the incoming attacks. However, there were many instances where he was forced by Mo Longzi's absolutely tyrannical strength to meet in a head-on confrontation of power. Therefore, under this assault, Mu Chen quickly fell into a disadvantage.

Within the city, countless people sighed in admiration within their hearts, since Mo Longzi truly was the more formidable one. Although that Mu Chen had caused people to feel shock and astonishment by his combat prowess, the disparity between one full stage wasn't that easy to be supplemented.

The faces of Su Xuan, He Yao and the rest were brimming with anxiousness, because once Mu Chen falls, they would no longer have the chance to reverse the entire situation around any more.

Bang! Bang!

Low and deep sounds continued to ring out across the sky. Following every sound, Mu Chen would be sent miserably flying back, while the blood dripping down from the corners of his mouth became increasingly prominent.

However, every single time when Mu Chen was miserably sent flying back, the palms within his sleeves would intensely tremble, before light would flow out of his finger tips. As this happened, the air would faintly ripple, before returning to its original, undisturbed state.

In the air, Mu Chen's situation became increasingly miserable and dire. Being forced to flee in all directions by Mo Longzi, cries of pity and mocking laughter started to ring out within the city. However, after hearing those noises, frustration and unwillingness were surprisingly absent from the black eyes of the youth. On the contrary, a chilling calmness akin to the bottom of an ancient lake was present.

Seeing the blood flowing down from the corner of Mu Chen's mouth, Su Xuan couldn't help covering her mouth with her jade-like hands, while an impulsion to help him erupted within her heart. However, at this very moment, the other cruel people from the Bounty List Rankings were tightly staring at them.

From the looks of it, Mu Chen seemed to be unable to hold on for much longer.

Within the large hall, the green-robed male faintly narrowed his eyes as he stared at the scene of Mo Longzi seemingly dominating over Mu Chen. Faintly wrinkling his forehead, he seemed to have discovered that wasn't quite right.

Bang!

In the sky, Mo Longzi's spectre-like figure appeared before Mu Chen once again. With a face filled with gloom, he sent another fist rumbling towards Mu Chen's throat, causing the latter to cross his arms in front of his body in defense.

Bang!

Mo Longzi's fist violently slammed against Mu Chen arms, causing a mouthful of blood to spurt out from the latter as intense pain racked his arm. If not for him having cultivated his Lightning God's Physique, his arms would definitely be maimed after receiving that attack.

Relying on the force of the blow, Mu Chen explosively retreated, his fingertips still vibrating, while fluctuations radiated within the air.

The blood flowing down from the corner of his mouth was now clear and prominent, with only the chilling expression within those pair of black pupils growing increasingly thicker.

After stabilising his body after backing off a couple hundred feet, Mu Chen slowly cleaned away the blood from the corner of his mouth before proceeding to chillingly glare at Mo Longzi.

"You're truly a tenacious brat. Looks like the body refinement divine art that you've cultivated is quite formidable." said Mo Longzi with a sinister laugh. If he was replaced by an ordinary person, even someone whose strength was at the Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase would have already long suffered heavy injuries after being smashed so many times by him. However, although the Mu Chen before his eyes appeared rather miserable, he clearly still possessed the capability to continue fighting.

"Nevertheless, I really want to see, exactly how many more punches you can take from me!"

A malevolent laugh rang out from Mo Longzi as he took a step out, wanting to continue his assault to finish Mu Chen off.

However, just as he was able to take another step forward, a chilling smile bursting within killing intent surfaced from the corner of Mu Chen's mouth in the far distance. At this moment, those pair of black pupils had turned crystalline, seemingly able to see through the myriad of every living thing in the world, appearing exceedingly mysterious.

Rumble!

Astonishing fluctuations rang out across the world, shocking and astonishing countless people to raise their heads, only to see the Spiritual Energy in the sky above them seemingly starting to rampage about. Countless glowing lines started to come together within the air, before spreading out. From the looks of it, they appeared to form an incomparably gigantic furnace.

Mo Longzi's eyes instantly contracted faintly as he looked at the spectacle unfurling around him, causing his expression to slowly start sinking.

Raising his head, Mu Chen looked towards Mo Longzi, who had a sunken expression hanging on his face. In the next instant, an extremely chilling voice containing some ridiculement within resounded across the sky.

"Did you really think I was allowing you to freely hit me, you trash?"



Chapter 375 – Divine Furnace Heavenly Array

Boundless Spiritual Energy blossomed across the sky akin to a tidal wave. As the countless glowing threads intertwined, an incomparably giant furnace started to faintly form within the sky.

Enveloping the ground below, the furnace started radiating with astonishing fluctuations.

A slight change happened to the expressions of countless people as they stared at the glowing furnace. If one took a closer look, one would be able to discover that it was a gigantic Spiritual Array. As for those complicated-looking glowing lines, they were what comprised of the array's formation.

This Spiritual Array seemed to be even stronger than the double lotus Spiritual Array from before!

Shock and astonishment erupted once again in the hearts of quite a few experts, while the gazes they sent towards Mu Chen had changed. This fellow was actually acting weak on purpose! Furthermore, he had even fused his Spiritual Seals within the air from god knows when! Only after completing the arrangement of the array's formation did he break his character and reveal such a powerful Spiritual Array.

Previously, he was being forced to such a miserable state. However, no one had expected that the sorry figure he appeared to be was just a method used by him to mask his arrangement of his Spiritual Array.

Furthermore, everyone had to admit that his concealment was extremely good, as even Mo Longzi was unable to discover and sense it.

This youth seemed to be quite young. Yet, not the slightest bit of the usual shallowness in one's mind was present with his thinking. He was able to still remain calm and unflustered even in such a life-or-death situation, while relying on Mo Longzi's carelessness to arrange a Spiritual Array in secret.

"This new batch of Freshmen of the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy appears to be slightly formidable," said the green-robed male with some shock and astonishment present within his eyes. Even he was only able to sense Mu Chen's spiritual Array right before he started to activate it. Before that, he was similarly unable to sense how Mu Chen had fused his Spiritual Seals into the air.

Obviously, this Freshman by the name of Mu Chen had rather high attainments on the aspects of Spiritual Arrays. If not, he wouldn't be able to fuse his Spiritual Seals so perfectly with the air to the point of not creating the slightest bit of visible presence, not allowing anyone to sense any of his intent.

"This Spiritual Array is powerful."

Looking at the incomparably gigantic furnace in the air, the green-robed man faintly narrowed his eyes. He was able to sense that this Spiritual Array possessed extremely powerful might. This power might be sufficient to truly pose a threat towards Mo Longzi.

Now, Mo Longzi might have to pay the price for his earlier carelessness.

Across the horizon, under the attention of countless gazes, Mo Longzi's expression had turned incomparably cold and dark as he looked towards the gigantic furnace that had enveloped him. Sending a dark and sunken look towards Mu Chen at the distance, a faint twitch could be seen within his eyes, causing him to appear exceedingly malevolent.

"This is unexpected. I've truly underestimated you." Mo Longzi spoke out with a slight growl with some teeth clenching and gnashing present within his words. He never expected that he would actually get a fast one pulled onto him by Mu Chen under the attentive gazes of so many people.

Previously, it seemed as if he had completely gained the advantage. However, he had simply not discovered the moment when Mu Chen had arranged his Spiritual Array. It wasn't to say that he was lacking in his sensory capabilities. However, he truly was overly careless. He didn't believe that Mu Chen could pull off anything between the gaps of his teeth. Therefore, the gigantic furnace was akin to a violent slap to his face, causing rage and fury to erupt within his heart.

A faint expression of indifference hung on Mu Chen's handsome face, while blood still remained at the corner of his mouth. The Spiritual Array that he had arranged was naturally the one given to him by Ling Xi when he left Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy. Although it was within the same boundaries of a Rank 5 Spiritual Array, like the Demonic Butchering Lotus Spiritual Array, it possessed might comparable to a Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase. If it was before, Mu Chen would naturally not have the capability to arrange it. However, after opening his Heart's eye, he finally possessed the capability to do so.

Naturally, arranging this Spiritual Array would require some time. If he were to arrange such a Spiritual Array right in Mo Longzi's face, he would definitely be interfered with and stopped by the latter. Therefore, he chose to use a method that no one had expected. When Mo Longzi's attacks were at their craziest, while his body appeared to be in an extremely miserable state, relying on the concealment by those rampaging Spiritual Energy fluctuations, he had fused the Spiritual Seals, one after another, within the air.

Therefore, it had led to the scene of Mu Chen's reversal.

Shooting a look at Mo Longzi, Mu Chen didn't continue saying any useless words as he proceeded to cross his legs and sit down in the air. A hand seal was formed, causing the gigantic furnace Spiritual Array to rumble as it revolved. As it did so, the space surrounding the furnace started to seemingly churn and flare up.

"Do you really think that I'll allow the situation to turn around?!"

A sinister and cold roar rang out of Mo Longzi as he took a step forward. Boundless greyish-black Spiritual Energy swept out from him. At this moment, anyone could see that this furnace Spiritual Array had caused some dread to surface within him.

"You love to spew quite a bit of nonsense."

Mu Chen replied with a faint smile. Changing his hand seal, the air within the furnace turned scarlet-red, almost as if it was about to ignite and burn.

Bang!

Upon making contact the with boundless Spiritual Energy radiating out from Mo Longzi, Spiritual Energy started to fluctuate and radiate from the scarlet-red air. Traces of evaporation started to appear as a terrifying temperature started to radiate and spread out from within the furnace Spiritual Array.

"Divine Furnace Heavenly Array!"

A serene expression seemed to appear on Mu Chen's face as a low and deep roar brought about some chilliness that slowly rang out from his mouth.

Rumble!

Following Mu Chen's roar, the furnace Spiritual Array completely detonated. In the next instant, countless people saw scarlet-red flames forming within the furnace Spiritual Array. Akin to flaming clouds, they hid the skies and covered the earth as they swept straight at Mo Longzi.

The scale of the flaming clouds was simply unavoidable, it was impossible to escape!

Mo Longzi's expression started to turn somewhat ugly at this moment. From the scarlet-red flames that blotted the skies as they headed over, he could feel a feeling of danger from them.

"I don't believe that your Rank 5 Spiritual Array will be able to cope with me!"

Clenching and gnashing his teeth, Mo Longzi formed a hand seal, causing the boundless Spiritual Energy around his body to howl and surge. As Spiritual Energy condensed, it transformed into a glowing Spiritual Energy screen as it enveloped him within.

A black demonic dragon swam around the surface of the light screen, while powerful Spiritual Energy fluctuations radiated from it. From the looks of it, this appeared to be the strongest fortified defense Mo Longzi could put up.

Boom! Boom!

Scarlet-red flames continued on their path as they spread out. As they extended out, the boundless greyish-black Spiritual Energy that made contact with it rapidly evaporated away. Within the entire boundary of the furnace Spiritual Array, the defensive boundary created by Mo Longzi continued to be endlessly suppressed and burned away.

Bang!

Within a short span of a dozen breaths, the scarlet-red flames finally burnt all the greyish-black Spiritual Energy to nihility. As the sea of flames surged, they surrounded Mo Longzi's glowing Spiritual Energy screen, the terrifying temperature coming from them caused ripples to its surface.

Looking coldly at Mo Longzi and his defensive attempt, Mu Chen's hand seal suddenly changed.

Grrrr!

An ear-piercingly clear screech seemed to ring from within the scarlet-red sea of flames. In the next instant, as the flames surged, they transformed into the shape of a gigantic flaming bird.

Sitting within the sea of flames, the fiery bird flapped his fiery wings as it raised its head to give a long roar towards to sky. Hiding the sky and covering the earth, it violently smashed against the demonic dragon swimming on the surface of the glowing Spiritual Energy screen .

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Low and deep exploding sounds continued to ring out across the sky as the giant fiery bird burning with flames rushed forward. At this moment, the furious ripples started to surface on the seemingly indestructible glowing Spiritual Energy screen.

At this moment, the demonic dragon on the surface of the light screen was roaring as it defended against the attacks coming one after another.

Sitting within the light screen, Mo Longzi's face had turned ashen as Spiritual Energy continued to erupt from his body to strengthen his defenses. He knew that this Spiritual Array should be Mu Chen's final method. As long as he could endure it, he could pinch the latter to death at any time!

After being played and led around the nose by Mu Chen, he wished he could shatter all of his bones and split apart the latter into thousands of pieces!

Sensing the venomous gaze coming from Mo Longzi, Mu Chen gave a faint smile before proceeding to ignore him. Continuing to revolve his Spiritual Array, he wanted it to erupt with its most powerful strength, heavily damaging and refining the latter to death!

Bang! Bang!

Under the rampage of the fiery bird, the ripples spreading out from the glowing Spiritual Energy screen grew increasingly frequent. Furthermore, the demonic dragon swimming on it was much more incorporeal than before.

The scarlet-red sea of flames in his surroundings seized the opportunity to surge forward. Under the corrosion of the high temperature, even Mo Longzi, who was protected within, had beads of perspiration falling off of him like rain.

As time continued to slowly pass by, the glowing Spiritual Energy screen became increasingly thinner as the demonic dragon grew exceedingly close towards turning illusionary. This caused the hearts of quite a few people to skip a beat. This Spiritual Array was truly formidable. Even Mo longzi wasn't able to completely defend against it.

"Break for me!"

A chilling glint flashed within Mu Chen's black eyes. With a change of his hand seal, a furious roar akin to the clap of thunder rang out from him.

Bang!

The furnace Spiritual Array furiously revolved, causing rumbling sounds to ring out. In response, the scarlet-red sea of flames started to rampage and grow erratic. Violently sweeping out, it smashed right against the glowing Spiritual Energy screen that was getting thinner as each second went by.

Crack!

Under the all-out pounding, the glowing Spiritual Energy screen finally reached it limit. With a faint sound resounding out, cracks started to extend on the surface of the light screen.

At this moment, inside, the face of Mo Longzi started to violently contort.

On the contrary, expressions of ecstasy and joy erupted on the faces of Su Xuan, He Yao and the rest standing in the distance.

Swish!

Under the attentive gazes of the countless people in the city, the glowing Spiritual Energy screen completely collapsed. Sensing this opportunity, the scarlet-red sea of flames swept in, instanting surrounding Mo Longzi, who now had nowhere else to evade or hide in.

At this moment, everyone could see that Mo Longzi's expression had turned incomparably ugly.

Chi. Chi.

As the scorchingly high temperatures swept out, Mo Longzi's clothes were instantly burnt into ashes, with even his skin turning scarlet-red. Under the intense temperatures from the scarlet-red sea of flames, even the latter's eyes had turned blood shot.

Puff. Spurt.

As the terrifying sea of flames advanced towards Mo Longzi, he violently spurted a mouthful of blood. Those pair of incomparably venomous eyes locked on towards Mu Chen in the far distance, before he was completely engulfed by the surging sea of flames.

Intense shock shook through the hearts of countless people.

Mo Longzi, had lost?

The entire city turned deathly silent at this moment as everyone's gazes were tightly locked at the area pervaded by the sea of flames. At this very instant, the atmosphere in that entire stretch of the world, seemed to have completely frozen solid.

The flames were still rising and flaring up.

After quite a while, due to the exhaustion of Spiritual Energy, the gigantic furnace Spiritual Array started to gradually dissipate. Simultaneously, the sea of flames that had pervaded that stretch of the sky started to slowly withdraw.

After completely withdrawing away from the area, Mo Longzi's figure had disappeared from within. However, cries of astonishment quickly rang out as people saw a strange object appearing in the sky as the flames disappeared.

Mu Chen's eyes furiously contracted upon seeing the scene as he tightly stared at the area.

Present within the sky was a ball of blood that was approximately a few feet in diameter. Appearing akin to a clump of meat dripping with blood, it floated mysteriously in the sky.



Chapter 376 – Dragon Transformation Blood Art

The ball of blood floated in the sky as traces of a blood-red baleful Aura radiated from it. Following its minute up and down movements, it appeared akin to a hair-raising clump of meat from the distance.

This mysterious scene had undoubtedly caused the expressions of countless people to change as a chilling sensation rose within their hearts.

"This is…" faintly wrinkling his eyebrows, while looking at the scene in the sky, the green-robed male muttered to himself before continuing after a while later, "Could it be the secret skill of the Demonic Dragon Palace, the Dragon Transformation Blood Art?"

"Dragon Transformation Blood Art?" A figure spoke out in doubt behind the green-robed male.

"That's a high-level secret skill within the Demonic Dragon Palace. Only some of their disciples with extremely high statuses would be able to learn and cultivate it. This skill is mysterious and cruel, as it's said to requires one to dig out some of one's flesh before implanting the flesh and blood of a demonic dragon within one's body. After nourishing the demonic dragon's flesh and blood with one's own blood, one could activate it during desperate times, causing one's strength to drastically increase."

At this moment, the expression of the green-robed male grew solemn as his continued with his explanation. "However, the price to pay for this mysterious skill is very high. From what Mo Longzi has displayed, it would be hard for him to recover within half a year."

"Never thought that a brat whose strength was only at the Heavenly Transformation Late Stage would be able to force Mo Longzi to such a degree. He's truly surprising," replied the person at the back with a sigh of admiration.

Feeling the same way too, the green-robed male faintly nodded his head. This Freshman by the name of Mu Chen had truly caused people to be overwhelmed with shock and admiration for his abilities. However…forcing Mo Longzi to such a degree, it truly couldn't be said if this was exactly a fortunate or an unfortunate thing…

The faces of Su Xuan, He Yao and the rest also turned ugly at this moment. Although they didn't know exactly what that ball of blood was, it was clearly not any good news for them.

Beside them, Shen Cangsheng had managed to stabilise his breathing, with his deathly-pale face regaining slight normalcy. However, upon seeing the wriggling ball of blood in the sky, his eyes had also furiously contracted.

"Dragon Transformation Blood Art…" Shen Cangsheng forced the words out from his clenched mouth as his blood-soaked hands tightly gripped his long spear. After exhaling a long breath of air, his expression turned grave as he prepared to take action at any moment. Although his situation wasn't too good, he knew that the upcoming situation was not something that Mu Chen could deal with by himself.

Mu Chen forcing Mo Longzi to such a stage had clearly exceeded his expectations.

Within the peculiar atmosphere that had filled the entire city, Mu Chen was also tightly staring at the ball of blood that was slightly squirming and wriggling, while a chillingly dark expression fluctuated on his face. He never imagined that he was still unable to defeat Mo Longzi after displaying his hidden trump card. That Heavenly Refining Divine Cauldron array that he had arranged was sufficient to deal heavy damage towards experts of Heavenly Completion Stage Late Phase.

That fellow's too thorny.

Boom!

As Mu Chen's expression changed, the ball of blood floating in the distant sky started to quietly vibrate. Its surface started to squirm and wriggle, almost as if something was seemingly trying to break out of the ball.

A chilling glint flashed within Mu Chen's eyes. Clenching his fingers, he sent a fist rumbling out. Boundless Spiritual Energy surged and swept out, before violently slamming against the surface of the ball of blood.

Swish!

A low and deep voice rang out as blood blossomed in the sky. However, not a single jolt shook through the ball of blood. Instead, the wriggling and squirming grew increasingly rapid. At that moment, a crack started to quietly extend on its surface.

Mu Chen's pupils furiously contracted.

Bang!

The ball of blood violently squirmed and wriggled. With a pop, an arm covered entirely by blood-red scales furiously pierced out from within. The arm wasn't the shape of a human's arm, the fingers were sharp and pointed, akin to the claws of a wild beast. As it pierced out, an indescribable aura of slaughter and massacre radiated, causing the faces of countless people to faintly change.

As the arm extended out, it shattered the ball of blood apart, causing flakes of blood to spread out as a blood-red figure slowly walked out from within.

As everyone's line-of-sight converged together, countless people sucked in a breath of cold air.

Mo Longzi had reappeared, standing in the air. However, at this moment, his body had appeared to have grown much taller. Blood-red scales covered his entire body, while a blood-red dragon tail, approximately a few feet long, continuously wagged to and fro from his back. Akin to two dragon claws, his arms and palms radiated with a chilling glint.

At this time, Mo Longzi appeared just like a terrifying beast of slaughter and carnage. The gaze and aura coming from him were exceedingly dreadful and terrifying.

Roar!

Mo Longzi faced the sky and gave a long roar, sounding extremely sharp and ear-piercing, causing the faces of countless people to turn pale. The surrounding air shook due to the roar as shock waves radiated towards the distance, appearing exceedingly spectacular.

"Jie. Jie."

As his long roar rang out, Mo Longzi's blood-red eyes locked onto distant Mu Chen. An extremely cruel and sinister smile surfaced from the corner of his mouth as a scarlet-red tongue licked his lips, appearing extremely terrifying.

Mu Chen's eyes were filled with caution and vigilance as boundless Spiritual Energy radiated from his body. At this moment, he could feel an extremely dangerous flavor from Mo Longzi. The latter was now much more frightening than before.

"Being able to force to this step… Mu Chen…I have to congratulate you."

Mo Longzi smiled malevolently, while the baleful aura and killing intent within his eyes were seemingly about to turn corporeal. In the next instant, he took a furious step forward. With a wave of his blood-red dragon tall, his body disappeared from everyone's view.

Mu Chen's face instant changed as a dragon's shadow surfaced around his body. Pushing his speed to his utmost limit, he instantly retreated explosively thousands of feet back.

Swish!

However, just as he had appeared thousands of feet away, the air behind him exploded apart as a blurry blood-red figure appeared behind him. As it did, a malevolent and cruel laughing voice followed the wind as it rang out.

"Isn't your speed very fast, Mu Chen? Why are you unable to bear it now, huh?!"

Bang!

As the malevolent laughter rang out, sharp and incisive whooshing sounds resounded behind Mu Chen's body. The gales created, were swift and sharp to the point of wanting to shatter his body.

Black lightning coursed and arced across his body, turning around while his arms crossed in front, defending his body.

Bang!

The dragon fist covered by blood-red scales, violently slammed against Mu Chen's arms. A low and deep sound rang out, and a sweet taste erupting in Mu Chen's throat as he immediately spurted a mouthful of blood. Miserably shooting back, intense pain racked his arms, almost as if they were broken and shattered apart.

The strength of the current Mo Longzi had already reached a rather frightening stage.

"Tsk! tsk! Relax, I'll make sure to break every single bone within your body!" The smile on Mo Longzi's face grew increasingly malevolent and sinister as he uttered those words. With a flick of his dragon tail, his figure disappeared, reappearing right behind Mu Chen. The blood-red scales on his arm turned increasingly radiant and brightly coloured, almost as if blood was about to drip from them.

Bang!

A fist rumbled out, causing the surrounding air to immediately explode apart.

With a clench of his hand, a black pagoda appeared. Expanding outwards, it protected Mu Chen from the front.

Ding!

Mo Longzi's punch slammed violently on the surface of the black pagoda, causing a clear metallic sound to reverberate out. Sparks blossomed as the black pagoda was sent flying back, with Mu Chen also being sent shooting back for quite a distance.

"Truly an interesting fellow. You're actually still able to resist." A malevolent and sinister laugh rang out from Mo Longzi as he rapidly shot forward akin to a red bolt of lightning.

"However, let me see how long more you can continue to endure!"

Whoosh! Whoosh!

In the sky, Mo Longzi's speed had reached an astonishing level, appearing akin to a red bolt of lightning that was piercing through the air. At this moment, Mu Chen was completely on the disadvantageous side. If not for the black pagoda protecting his body, he would have already suffered heavy injuries from the fierce and cruel attacks of the former.

However, even with the black pagoda, his situation was extremely dire. Blood continued to flow out throughout his body. From the looks of it, it was clear that he was unable to endure for much longer.

Fear and trepidation shook the hearts of Su Xuan and the rest, since it was clear that Mu Chen and Mo Longzi were already not on the same level of strength. Regardless of how many methods and trump cards Mu Chen pulled out, he could no longer turn the situation around.

"I'll go and help him."

Clenching and gnashing his teeth, regardless of his injuries, Shen Cangsheng wanted to take action. With the current progress of the situation, Mu Chen would be stuck in an extremely undesirable position very soon. How could he sit and watch as Mu Chen gets killed by Mo Longzi?!

Su Xuan and the rest instantly felt anxious and worried. With his current state, if Shen Cangsheng were to offer his help, he wouldn't be able to provide much help for Mu Chen.

Ding!

In the sky, Mo Longzi's fist fiercely landed once again on the surface of the black pagoda. Intensely vibrating, the black pagoda grew dim at this instant, before transforming into a black light that rushed into Mu Chen's body.

Clearly, after enduring the numerous rampaging attacks unleashed by Mo Longzi, the pagoda had already reached its limit.

"Tsk. tsk. Do you have any more things left to show?"

A strange laugh rang out from Mo Longzi as his malevolent and sinister gaze appeared extremely frightening. "If not, you can go and die now!"

With a step, he appeared right in front of Mu Chen. The sharp-pointed blood-red claws were thrust straight towards the latter's chest akin to a bolt of red lightning.

Mu Chen's eyes had turned blood shot as he prepared to crazily fight with all he had against this Mo Longzi.

Ring!

However, just at this instant, a sword ring that shook the skies furiously reverberated across the horizon! Turning their heads towards the sound, countless people saw a river of Sword Aura rush forth and violently slammed against Mo Longzi's body.

Bang!

As the Sword Aura swept across Mo Longzi's body, sparks instantly blossomed and shot out, while he was sent flying back.

Whoosh!

Clamoring sounds rang out from countless people as their gazes turned towards the sky in the far distance, where a young girl with a black longsword in her hand stood in the sky. Her eyes were as calm and cold as an icy lake, while chilling intent erupted from them as they locked onto Mo Longzi.

Behind her, a figure covered in blood dropped down from the sky, his aura depressed. Impressively, that was the Rank 3 on the Bounty Board, Mu Gu!

"Luo Li defeated Mu Gu!"

Upon seeing this, astonishment and joyous voices of surprise rang out from Su Xuan and the rest. Luo Li had truly arrived at too good a timing!

Unrestrainable cries of shock and astonishment rang out from within the city as everyone thought, This batch of Freshmen from the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy are too formidable! Firstly, there was Mu Chen, who was able to force Mo Longzi to use his final trump card. Now, there was this young girl, whose beauty was stunning and breathtaking, who was able to use such swift and fierce attacks to deal with Mu Gu, whose strength was at the Heavenly Completion Stage Middle Phase.

Bang!

While everyone was overwhelmed with shock and astonishment, rampaging Spiritual Energy swept out from another area of the horizon. As countless people turned their heads over, a chill shook through their minds and hearts.

Over there, Li Xuantong stood in the air, the longsword in his hand pierced right through Gui Xiong's throat. At the same time, the giant axe in the latter's hand had landed on the former's shoulder, causing blood to flow out.

A situation of taking a life while risking one's own.

However, it was clear that Li Xuantong had managed to gain a sliver of superiority in the end.

Having his throat pierced through, Gui Xiong opened his mouth, causing blood to gush out from within. He was still in shock and disbelief as he stared at the Li Xuantong before him, whose chest was slightly heaving. He appeared as if he wanted to say something, but the gushing blood prevented the words from coming out. After slumping slightly forward, he dropped down from the sky like a brick in water.

Pulling out the axe stuck in his shoulder, Li Xuantong casually stemmed to flow of blood from the wound. Holding his sword in one hand, he shot straight towards the location where Mu Chen was. Looking at the blood and wounds that covered the latter before looking at the malevolent looking Mo Longzi, he spoke out in a soft voice, "Thanks for your hard work."

At this moment, Luo Li had also hurriedly arrived beside him. Supporting him by his side, she looked towards the blood and wounds that covered his entire body. Feeling pain within her heart, she asked, "Are you alright?"

Shaking his head, Mu Chen continued to stare at Mo Longzi, who was similarly staring back at them with an incomparably cold and and dark look on his face. At this moment, of the three of them, other that Luo Li, whose condition was much better off, both Mu Chen and Li Xuantong had suffered quite some serious injuries. In such conditions, would they be able to deal with Mo Longzi, whose strength had explosively increased?

Sending a venomous gaze towards the three, the malevolent smile at the corner of Mo Longzi's mouth grew even wider. Gentling wagging the blood-coloured dragon tail behind his back, a voice drenched with killing intent slowly rang out across the sky.

"Those two fellows truly are wastes. They can't even do the job of holding people back. However…since everyone has gathered, I'll just have to deal with all of you together."



Chapter 377 – Borrowing the Ominous

Within the Western Desolated City, countless gazes locked onto the confrontation happening in the sky. Although Mu Chen, Luo Li and Li Xuantong had the numerical advantage, anyone would be able to see that the side with the true superiority was still being held by Mo Longzi.

At this time, after displaying some sort of secret technique, the latter's strength had clearly grown increasingly tyrannical. From the looks of it, even if Mu Chen and the other two were to collaborate, they still might not be able to endure against Mo Longzi.

Su Xuan, He Yao and the rest had also thought about this point, since a stretch of graveness was still present on their faces. Much joy and happiness from Luo Li and Li Xuantong defeating their opponents had dissipated away as a result.

Wanting to break and reverse the progress of this situation was truly too difficult.

Within the sky, pervaded by the attentive gazes of the myriad of people around, Mu Chen deeply frowned as he looked towards the distant Mo Longzi, The latter's entire body was radiating with a baleful aura, and wanting to deal with him would be extremely thorny.

"That fellow's strength has increased yet again." said Li Xuantong as he deeply frowned, while an ugly expression appeared on his face. Naturally, he was able to feel that the current Mo Longzi had become stronger, compared to before.

"Are you still able to fight?' asked Li Xuantong after looking at Mu Chen's injuries.

With a smile, Mu Chen nodded his head. Clenching his fists, his black pupils faintly sparkled, almost as if he was thinking about something.

"Why not hand him to me?" Luo Li spoke out in a soft voice.

This gave a shock to both Mu Chen and Li Xuantong, causing Mu Chen to faintly wrinkle his eyebrows, while cold and frosty streams of light seemed to surface within his black eyes. Furiously clenching his hands tightly, he lightly shooking his head and replied, "It's better for me to do it."

"Can you?" asked Li Xuantong with slight doubt. He was clear about Luo Li's background. Therefore, her daring to say that she was able to deal with Mo Longzi didn't cause him to feel shocked and make a fuss. However, it was different for Mu Chen. After all, there was still some disparity between him and Luo Li. Being able to force Mo Longzi to such a step was already a rather outstanding matter in Li Xuantong's eyes.

If he was to go a step further, Mu Chen might have to pay an extremely disastrous price.

Luo Li's clear, big eyes stared towards Mu Chen. Looking at the wounds and injuries that covered the latter's body, pain erupted in her heart once again, while bits of resentment and frustration started to rise within her heart. Although she knew that Mu Chen really wanted to to stand before her and protect her, could it really be that he loved for her to stand at the side while seeing him fighting till he was completely covered in cuts and bruises?

Didn't he know that this would only make her feel even more pain within her heart?

Luo Li bit her lips with her pearly white teeth. She wasn't willing to refute Mu Chen in front of people. Therefore, she only tilted her lovable face sideways, without saying any more words. However, her appearance and posture only had the effect of clearly showing her current feelings. She was angry.

Shrugging his shoulders, faint jealousy erupted within Li Xuantong's heart as he was able to spot her emotions hidden under her actions. Being able to cause Luo Li, who was usually quiet and independent, without having any fondness for material objects, as well as showing any sadness and grief, to reveal such an angry emotion, it was already a matter that would cause jealousy and envy in people.

At least, she would only get angry when it involved people that truly held a place within her heart.

Looking at the beautiful face of Luo Li, which was as exquisite as porcelain, Mu Chen couldn't help laughing out. This was the first time that he had seen her being angry towards him. Extending his hand to grasp the slender and jade-like hand of the young girl, the latter originally wanted to retreat her hand. However, seeing the wounds and injuries that covered all of Mu Chen's body, she was unable to rouse this little temper of hers. Giving up, she allowed him to hold her hand. Through her little red mouth gently poured out in a fit of pique.

"I know that you've some hidden trump cards up your sleeves. And, once you use them, you'll definitely be stronger than me…" Mu Chen spoke out softly and slowly. "However, I think that you should know the consequences that would result if you use those trump cards."

Hearing his words, Luo Li faintly gawked, before proceeding to bite her lips as she thought, Mu Chen's intuition is very sharp. Although there are some matters that I haven't spoken to him about, he was able to sense them. Indeed, she had some strong and powerful trump cards. However, once they were used, her grandfather, Luo Tianshen, might be able to sense them.

After all, she was the next Empress of the Luo God Clan. The Luo God Clan couldn't possibly let her leave the clan without having the slightest bit of self-protection. Furthermore, once she used some of those trump cards, that would indicate that she had met with danger. These kinds of matters weren't things that Luo Tianshen was willing to see.

Therefore, if those trump cards were used, Luo Tianshen might be resorted to take action and bring Luo Li back to the Luo God Clan. If that happened, the time when Luo Li and Mu Chen would separate would be pushed forward.

Mu Chen really treasured the times that he was spending together with Luo Li. Unwilling to see such a scene, he had, therefore, resorted to use such a method to do his utmost to keep Luo Li out of harm's way. Thus, he was willing to assume those so-called 'dangers' and the so-called 'fighting' all by himself.

"I just…want to spend more time with you. Therefore, please don't blame for my selfish protection of you." Mu Chen continued speaking as he slowly grasped Luo Li's slender and jade-like hands. The voice ringing out from him slowly seeped into Luo Li's heart, causing ripples to surface within, while completely dissipating the slight bit of anger and resentment that were present.

Luo Li gently nodded her head as a faint smile surfaced on her beautiful and jade-like face, appearing exceptionally soul-stirring.

"Relax. I won't show off and try to be brave. If I'm truly unable to deal with him, you can take action then. What do you say?" said Mu Chen with a faint smile.

"Okay," replied Luo Li and she obediently nodded her head.

"You truly have a way to deal with Mo Longzi?" After giving a sigh, Li Xuantong spoke out.

"I'll try my best to attempt that."

Mu Chen nodded his head as he gave his reply. Staring at Mo Longzi in the far distance, chilling intent erupted from his black pupils as he spoke out, "However, I also need you two to help fight for a little bit of time."

"Okay!" Li Xuantong didn't have any bit of hesitation as he immediately agreed.

"Please do."

Taking a deep breath, Mu Chen didn't continue talking as his eyes unexpectedly started to close, bit by bit. This caused countless people to feel shocked. Could this Mu Chen be attempting to prepare a powerful Spiritual Array once again? However, why don't we feel any fluctuations of a Spiritual Array?

"Hmph! Still with those deceitful acts!"

Upon seeing this scene, the eyes of the distant Mo Longzi had also contracted. After being faced against Mu Chen's methods on innumerable occasions, it had to be said that even he felt some fear and dread surfacing within his heart. Naturally, he wouldn't give his enemies a chance to flip the situation around, since the current him also had the strength to overturn the situation, after all. However, even if he was to win, he already had to pay an extremely high price. Therefore, he would absolutely not let such a chance to reappear for his enemies.

Whoosh!

Clenching his hands, boundless Spiritual Energy swept of from Mo Longzi before sweeping throughout the horizon. In the next instant, a shiver shook throughout his body as he explosively shot forward.

Seeing the reaction of the latter, Li Xuantong immediately rushed up. Spiritual Energy revolved to his maximum capability as it proceeded to envelop over the incoming Mo Longzi.

"Scram off!"

Faced against Li Xuantong's obstruction, Mo Longzi gave a cold sneer as he sent a fist rumbling out. No fanciful moves were used, with only boundless and overbearing Spiritual Energy to his maximum capability, they were sweeping out along his fist.

Bang!

Two boundless Spiritual Energies smashed head-on against each other, causing a loud bang to resound out. Li Xuantong's body furiously shook as he was sent flying back seemingly in an instant. Blood surfaced and dripped down from the corners of his mouth. Only after personally crossing hands with Mo Longzi did he understand how tyrannical the latter was.

Bang!

Just as Li Xuantong was sent flying back, a swift and fierce stream of Sword Aura descended once again from the sky, smashing heavily against Mo Longzi's body.

Hoisting her longsword, Luo Li swiftly shot out, while displaying her swift and fierce attacks.

Using all of their methods, the two tried their utmost to tangle and hold Mo Longzi back. This spectacle caused countless people to hold their breaths, since the two fighting sides had already become rather desperate.

As Li Xuantong and Luo Li were trying their best to delay Mo Longzi, the Divine Soul sitting with Mu Chen's aurasea opened its eyes. In the next instant, with a move, it flew straight towards the centre position of the aurasea.

Within was a dark purplish Mandala flower. A jet-black demonic pillar stood erect within the centre of the flower, while purple-coloured chains wrapped around its body, sealing it within.

This was the "Great Meru Demonic Pillar" that Mu Chen had previously obtained within the Spiritual Treasury of the White Dragon Sovereign. However, due to this pillar being too ominous, if not for the suppression by the mysterious black paper within Mu Chen's body, his mind and reason might have already been corroded by the ominous and demonic energies radiating from it. Therefore, ever since obtaining it, Mu Chen did not dare to recklessly move and use it.

However, the current situation before him, he had to activate and use it. If not, it was simply too difficult for them to deal with Mo Longzi in his current state.

Raising his head, Mu Chen fiercely gazed at the "Great Meru Demonic Pillar" in front of him, before speaking out in a low and deep voice, "If you're not willing to be sealed forever in this place, you better collaborate with me for a bit!"

Humm! Humm!

As Mu Chen's voice rang out, black rays of brilliance unexpectedly erupted from the Great Meru Demonic Pillar. Fiendish and demonic energies started to radiate, appearing as if they wanted to sweep towards Mu Chen.

Chi! Chi!

However, before the demonic aura could scatter out, purple rays of brilliance erupted from the dark purplish Mandala flower. Upon coming into contact with the purple light, the demonic aura was akin to remnant snow coming into contact with lava, rapidly dissolving away.

This Great Meru Demonic Pillar truly was worthy of being called a lethal weapon. It's so hard to subdue and tame it.

"Let's see if you have the ability to corrode me!"

A low and deep roar rang out of Mu Chen as his Divine Soul took a step forward. Heading straight for the Mandala flower, it extended its small hands, and came in direct contact with the surface of the Great Meru Demonic Pillar.

Bang!

At the very instant when the hands of Mu Chen's Divine Soul made contact with the Great Meru Demonic Pillar, an indescribable demonic energy suddenly pervaded out. Staining the hands of Mu Chen's Divine Soul, it started to crazily corrode away. Within a short span of a few breath, Mu Chen's Divine Soul had unexpected turned into a blood-red colour. Appearing akin to a child covered in blood, one would feel intimidated upon seeing it.

Mu Chen's eyes started to continuously fluctuate between a blood-red and a jet-black colour. As the incomparably overbearing demonic energy rushed within his body, it furiously started to sweep outwards.

That was an extremely powerful energy!

However, it was able to corrode the mind and reasoning of people, and transform them into murderous wild beasts!

Tightly clenching his teeth, Mu Chen resisted this corrosion. He knew that if he wanted to control this demonic energy, he needed to resist this corrosion!

Murderous intent to slaughter and murder rushed erraticly towards Mu Chen's mind and spirit, causing a brutal and tyrannical killing intent to erupt from his heart.

His eyes were nearing a scarlet-red colour.

Humm! Humm!

However, at that moment, the mysterious black paper beneath the Mandala flower started to sparkled with a strange and peculiar luster. In the next instant, the beautiful petals of the Mandala flower started to extend out, before wrapping up Mu Chen's Divine Soul within it.

A clear and refreshing feeling transmitted over, causing the brutal killing intent within Mu Chen's heart to be slowly suppressed.

Mu Chen's eyes suddenly snapped wide open. The outer rim of his eyes appeared in a blood-red colour, while his pupils still remained jet-black with clarity!

As Mu Chen slowly spread open his fists, blood-red energies that blotted the skies hid the skies and covered the earth as they swept out of him akin to a tsunami, before gushing towards Mu Chen's limbs and bones.

Within the skies of the Western Desolated City, Mu Chen's tightly shut eyes abruptly sprung open at this moment.

At this moment, everyone was able to feel that the temperature of the world had seemingly dropped down in an instant.