Chapter 1955: Infiltrating the Headquarters
Jian Chen became rather hesitant after he heard fairy Hao Yue's words towards the end. He said while lacking in confidence, "But the people I can find right now are only Overgods at best. The formations at the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult must be extremely powerful. Can it work with our strength?"
"I don't need you to break through the formations. I only need the four of you to create the Moonlight Illumination Formation to cover the disturbance I make," said fairy Hao Yue.
Jian Chen pondered over the matter seriously and said, "Alright, I'll go contact them right now."
Jian Chen left soon afterwards. He called in Shen Jian, Sacredfeather, and Houston, sternly telling them the situation in detail.
"What! Fairy Hao Yue wants to infiltrate the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult?" Shen Jian, Sacredfeather, and Houston were all shocked. They became extremely stern.
"That's right. Fairy Hao Yue should possess the ability to do so. However, she needs our help to not alert anyone when she breaks through the formations. Are you coming?" Jian Chen asked seriously.
Shen Jian, Houston, and Sacredfeather said nothing. What fairy Hao Yue wanted to do stunned them. In their eyes, she was simply too bold.
Shen Jian said after a while of thought, "With the current situation, it's impossible for our war against the Empyrean Demon Cult to end quickly. If the war continues, it'll be extremely bad for everyone. Even we ourselves may die if it is prolonged. If we can enter the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult and tamper with some things through fairy Hao Yue, we might be able to end the war sooner."
"Jian Chen, when do we move?" Houston asked. Clearly, he had made up his mind.
In the end, Sacredfeather expressed his thoughts as well. He had basically grown up with Jian Chen, going wherever Jian Chen went. Even if he knew that certain death awaited him, he would not hesitate at all.
"Before we go to the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult, we need to learn the Moonlight Illumination Formation," said Jian Chen.
Afterwards, Jian Chen, Sacredfeather, Houston, and so on told everyone that they would be in seclusion to heal and that no one was to disturb them. They also activated the Godking level formations to envelope the entire clan before leaving the Dong'an province with fairy Hao Yue silently.
In an ancient mountain range extremely distant from the Divine Kingdom of Pingtian, there was an extremely well-hidden gorge. It was several thousand meters deep, and a thick layer of vegetation covered its entrance. It was very difficult to discover its existence from the outside.
The gorge was triangular in shape, where it was narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. The entrance was only around a dozen meters across, while the bottom of the gorge was several thousand meters wide.
At this moment, gentle moonlight illuminated the depths of the gorge that were supposed to be pure black. Powerful pulses of energy emanated outwards, forming a tremendous pressure that crushed all the plants at the bottom of the gorge to pieces.
It had been three days already. Jian Chen, Shen Jian, Houston, and Sacredfeather currently stood in a special position, creating a formation. A white light completely composed from Moonlight Force covered a range of several thousand meters from them.
The four of them bathed in the gentle moonlight as it glistened.
However, at a closer glance, it was quite obvious that this Moonlight Force did not originate from their own powers. Instead, it all originated from a crystal in their hands.
The four of them controlled the Moonlight Force in the crystal to create the Moonlight Illumination Formation together.
Fairy Hao Yue hovered in the air. She stared at the formation from the four of them nearby and said, "There are basically no problems left with the Moonlight Illumination Formation. The formation cannot defend or attack at all, but it can reduce all the disturbances from anything that happens within it to nothing. As long as it doesn't exceed the limits of the formation, even the three vice-leaders of the Empyrean Demon Cult won't be able to sense what happens in the formation."
"With the assistance of this Moonlight Illumination Formation, I have complete confidence that we can infiltrate the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult without alerting anyone."
"Let's go then. It's time for us to set off!"
Afterwards, the five of them left the hidden gorge and directly headed towards the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult on the Cloud Plane.
There was a region of extremely desolate plains in the southern region of the Cloud Plane. The sky was filled with endless darkness, where sunlight never reached, while the ground of the entire region was crimson. It was all dark red as if it had been watered with blood.
The place seemed to be in eternal darkness. In the depths of the desolate and deathly silent lands stood a majestic castle.
The castle was extremely large and completely dark red as if it had been covered by blood. Even without getting too close to it, a heavy, metallic smell of blood would seem to be present. The smell of death filled the surroundings.
Coupled with the chilling winds that shrieked like ghosts, the castle in the darkness seemed even gloomier. It would make people shiver.
Originally, there was no wind in the surroundings of the castle. It would be terrifyingly silent. However, with the war that had occurred recently, wind appeared in its surroundings.
If someone possessed extremely sharp senses, they would even be able to sense the chilling winds constantly revolve around the top of the castle. It formed an invisible swirl there.
It was as if something there was sucking in the shrieking winds.
This castle was the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult branch on the Cloud Plane.
The headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult was a forbidden region for the experts of the Cloud Plane. Even Infinite Primes would not approach it so easily.
However, a faint figure flickered through this world of darkness at this moment. She seemed to have fused with the surrounding space, where even Godkings would not be able to detect her existence. With a single flash, she had already approached the castle silently.
As the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult, its security was especially tight. Layers of formation hidden in space engulfed both the interior and the exterior of the castle. There were even formations at the level of Primordial realm experts among them.
However, the formations only acted like furnishing to the person fused with space. They were unable to do anything at all. In the end, the figure approached the castle easily.
A large group of soldiers were currently gathered under the lead of a Godking outside the castle.
At this moment, the gates of the castle suddenly swung open. A white-robed man strode out with his arms crossed. His pale face possessed some femininity, making him pretty like a woman. His appearance was enough to make people steal a few extra glances helplessly.
"Greetings, protector Ceng!" The Godking in front of the army saw the white-clothed man and immediately bowed.
The man nodded and said coldly, "Vice-leader Huai An has orders for you to set off immediately. Remember, you must complete the vice leader's mission cleanly. Leave the divine kings to the protectors from the Hall of Protectors."
Protector Ceng did not discover that just when he opened the gates of the castle and walked out, a faint flash had drifted past him just a few meters away, vanishing into the castle.
In an extremely quiet, hidden place within the gloomy castle, the white-clothed fairy Hao Yue slowly revealed herself from the surrounding space. She stared ahead and could not help but frown. She murmured, "The formations in the castle are indeed much more powerful than the ones outside. They're on two completely different levels. In here should be the place where the Empyrean Demon Cult is truly trying to protect. The formations outside were probably only set down by the vice-leaders casually."
"I need to rely on their Moonlight Illumination Formation to pass through these formations without alerting anyone."
As she said that, the Bright Moon Divine Hall that had shrunken to the size of a palm sat in her hand silently. With a thought, several streaks of white light immediately came out from the divine hall, turning into four figures.
They were Jian Chen, Shen Jian, Houston, and Sacredfeather.
"We're already inside the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult. Follow me closely and don't make any sounds, so we don't get exposed," fairy Hao Yue warned the people behind her.
All four of them nodded sternly. They understood that they had truly entered the belly of the beast now. Danger was all around them.
"I already sensed it outside that the true secret should be hidden on the top floor. Right now, formations protect the entrance to the next floor. Use the Moonlight Illumination Formation. I'll get through these formations," fairy Hao Yue said to the four people behind her secretly.