Chapter 1958: Forbidden Grounds of the Empyrean Demon Cult
At this moment, the boundless sea suddenly became even more turbulent. Even the chilling winds formed from the tremendous energy of souls grew stronger.
The light in fairy Hao Yue's eyes flickered. She stared at the sea of blood ahead and said, "The Empyrean Demon Cult is currently massacring lives. They're using all those lives to condense the nine blood and soul beads so that the nine blood and soul beads can constantly absorb the essence from the sea of blood and the energy of souls to reach higher qualities."
"If these blood and soul beads aren't removed, the massacre of the Empyrean Demon Cult will not stop. They will continue until the beads reach a state that they are satisfied with."
"Fairy Hao Yue, can we remove these nine blood and soul beads so that the Empyrean Demon Cult won't continue like this?" Jian Chen asked.
Fairy Hao Yue shook her head powerlessly. She sighed gently, "The formation that protects this place is too powerful. I am powerless before it."
At this moment, the Empyrean Demon Orb that originally floated there without moving suddenly arrived above Houston. A blood-red light fell from the orb, completely surrounding Houston.
Houston had already established a vague connection with the artifact spirit of the Empyrean Demon Orb. When the light covered him, a thought from the artifact spirit entered his head at the same time.
Houston's face froze before becoming surprised. He raised his head and stared at the Empyrean Demon Orb with some astonishment. After a moment of hesitation, he said to everyone, "The artifact spirit of the Empyrean Demon Orb has told me that I can directly ignore the obstructions of the formation and enter the place."
Fairy Hao Yue's eyes narrowed. Suddenly, she turned towards Houston, or more accurately, the Empyrean Demon Orb above Houston. After staring at it for a while, she said to Houston, "You must know that the formation is so powerful that even Chaotic Primes may die. If you really do enter the formation as the artifact spirit has said, even I won't be able to save you once your life is in danger."
"Uncle Xiu, you must not risk it!" Jian Chen voiced his objection. He deeply understood just how terrifying the great elder of the Empyrean Demon Cult was. He also did not believe a god artifact would be able to cross through a formation cast down by an expert that powerful.
That was unless the Empyrean Demon Orb possessed great origins, making it almost heaven-defying like the Anatta Tower.
However, he had heard that the Empyrean Demon Orb was just the famed treasure of the greatest Demon Monarch of the Demons' World, the Empyrean Demon Monarch. Although it was a god artifact, it was still quite far off from the apex.
Shen Jian and Sacredfeather both tried to stop Houston as well. They did not want Houston to take this risk, where he would have to leave his life to the hands of an artifact spirit that could easily run off by itself.
Suddenly, powerful pulses of energy appeared from behind them. All the spaces in the headquarter gently trembled at that moment, giving off tremendous pressures.
All the formations in the headquarters of the Empyrean Demon Cult had been activated at that moment. Countless formations interlinked with one another, forming an extremely tremendous killing formation in the end. The killing formation surrounded the entire castle.
"The three vice-leaders of the Empyrean Demon Cult have returned. They've activated all the formations," fairy Hao Yue stared backwards and said with composure.
Jian Chen, Sacredfeather, Houston, and Shen Jian were unable to remain as cool as fairy Hao Yue. Their hearts all sank, and their faces became extremely stern.
"There's no time. Let me try to see whether I can get through the set up here," Houston said firmly. He ignored everyone's attempts at persuading him. With determination, he entered the formation without looking back.
Aside from the fact that he wanted to ruin the Empyrean Demon Cult's plans of creating the blood and soul beads, there was another factor to his actions and that was the artifact spirit.
Houston understood that there was something extremely important to the artifact spirit here through communicating with the artifact spirit. At the same time, there was a huge fortune for himself.
With the Empyrean Demon Orb over his head, Houston used the Empyrean Demon Arts. Demonic aura wrapped around him, and he had already entered the terrifying killing formation that protected the pool of blood.
As soon as he set foot in the killing formation, terrifying killing intent permeated the surroundings. Just the killing intent had almost torn Houston into shreds. If it were not for his Empyrean Demon Arts and the Empyrean Demon Orb above his head, he would probably fail to even endure the killing intent.
Jian Chen, Shen Jian, and Sacredfeather all stood outside the formation as they stared at Houston nervously.
However, they could not help but let out a sigh of relief when they saw how the killing formation did not attack Houston as he advanced through it with great difficulty.
At the same time, the three of them felt extremely doubtful. Why was such a powerful killing formation rendered useless before Houston?
Fairy Hao Yue stared at the Empyrean Demon Orb above Houston's head without blinking at all. Surprise filled her face. She understood just how terrifying the killing formation was more than anyone. It was enough to kill Chaotic Primes, yet Houston, who was just an Overgod, was actually able to move through it as he wished by relying on a god artifact. This shocked her greatly.
"The Empyrean Demon Orb… the Empyrean Demon Cult… the Empyrean Demon Orb… the Empyrean Demon Cult…" fairy Hao Yue murmured as the light in her eyes flickered.
As Houston advanced through the killing formation with great difficulty, he was like a dead leaf in the wind, swaying from side to side. Even though the killing formation did not activate, the invisible killing intent that filled it was still difficult for him to endure. He basically needed to use all the strength that his body could provide to take each step.
As a result, he advanced at an extremely slow rate.
At this moment, three figures shrouded in demonic auras gathered together within the headquarters.
"We've searched through the entire headquarters, but we've failed to find any intruders. At the same time, we activated the formation as soon as possible, so it's impossible for them to escape here without us sensing it. Where are they hiding?" One of them growled.
If Jian Chen was present, he would directly recognise this voice as Huai An's.
"Then maybe the intruders have gone to the forbidden grounds?" said Yi Huayue, who was wrapped up in a demonic aura. Her voice was slightly weak. After she finished speaking, there was a fit of coughing. Clearly, she was injured.
"The forbidden grounds? Impossible!" Huai An and the other vice-leader cried out after they heard Yi Huayue's words. The demonic aura around them began to churn violently as well.
If their faces were visible, it would be quite evident that as soon as they thought that the intruders might have entered the forbidden grounds, their faces had paled.
Soon, the three of them moved, flying as quickly as they could towards the forbidden grounds.
Even though they did not believe the intruders would be able to find the hidden forbidden grounds, even though they knew the great elder had personally cast down supreme formations there, they still did not dare to be careless. They would rather believe it than dismiss it.
This was because they deeply understood just how important the forbidden grounds were. Once anything happened to the forbidden grounds, the great elder would never spare them.
Jian Chen, Shen Jian, and Sacredfeather were all relieved as they stood by the pool of blood. Houston had already passed through the killing formation successfully, arriving above the pool of blood safely despite the fright.
Afterwards, he directly dove into the sea of blood below under the protection of the Empyrean Demon Orb, disappearing from the vision of Jian Chen and the others.
On the other hand, Fairy Hao Yue raised an eyebrow. She looked behind and said, "The three vice-leaders are currently hurrying over. Stay here and don't come out. I'll go stop the three of them. Remember, if you don't want trouble, you can't reveal yourselves before them." With that, fairy Hao Yue van
At the same time, Primordial realm laws permeated the side of the pool, completely erasing their presences.
Jian Chen, Shen Jian, and Sacredfeather hid their presences with their full strengths as well. They did their best to hide themselves as they stared at the sea of blood nervously and anxiously.