Chapter 825: Nine Illusions Hidden Domain
After walking out of the mayor’s residence, Li Fuchen headed for the eastern gate of the town.
Once he was near the eastern gate, a group of dead people obstructed him.
“Anyone who leaves the town must die!” One of the dead people said in an ice-cold voice.
“The town only has dead people, how can they die a second time?” Li Fuchen responded.
“Anyone who leaves the town must die!” The opposition didn’t explain and merely repeated what was said earlier.
Li Fuchen was in contemplation. The actions of these dead people were too irregular as though someone was controlling them from behind.
“My apologies.” Li Fuchen drew the Autumn Rain Sword and rushed forward.
Cling Cling Clang Clang…
These dead people had weapons too. They drew their weapons and fought against Li Fuchen.
There was something very strange. Be it Li Fuchen or these dead people, they couldn’t use extraordinary power and could only use fundamental combat skills.
Li Fuchen reckoned it was due to the law of this illusion domain’s town. Since all people here were ordinary people, the use of extraordinary power was prohibited.
It was fortunate that Li Fuchen didn’t have any weaknesses. Even his fundamental combat skills were superior. After seven to eight moves, all the dead people had fallen and blood drenched the ground.
Groups of dead people rushed over.
“The numbers are too much, I have to break out quickly.”
Without extraordinary power, even if Li Fuchen was formidable, he couldn’t defeat so many. He had a feeling if he was slashed even once, he would be injured or might even die.
This was the terror of the illusion domain’s law.
Like a fish, Li Fuchen shuttled between the dead people and was always able to avoid the fatal strike.
When this scene was witnessed by someone, the person was very astonished.
Just as Li Fuchen was reaching the vicinity of the eastern gate, a person obstructed the way.
“It seems like everything before is a hoax.”
The person was none other than the Bitter Cliff Saint.
The Bitter Cliff Saint asked in a curious tone, “It is very strange. Why are you still so formidable in a town made for ordinary people?”
In this town, it was already praiseworthy to be able to fight against ten, but Li Fuchen was simply fighting against a hundred.
Most importantly, Li Fuchen had overwhelming observation skills. This town didn’t allow any use of extraordinary power and spiritual awareness was also considered a kind of extraordinary power.
How could the Bitter Cliff Saint know that Li Fuchen had fearsome spirit soul power.
In terms of aptitude, Li Fuchen’s spirit soul was superior to heaven lords, therefore, he could still use it in this ordinary town.
“I too feel very strange. Why did you deceive me?” Li Fuchen sized up the Bitter Cliff Saint.
The Bitter Cliff Saint said that he couldn’t leave the restaurant, but he was now at the eastern gate. It was obvious that the dead people that obstructed Li Fuchen earlier were controlled by the Bitter Cliff Saint.
The Bitter Cliff Saint said indifferently, “Deceive you? I didn’t deceive you. As long as you can obtain that mirror from the mayor’s residence, we can both escape.”
“It seems like it isn’t so troublesome for me to escape.” Li Fuchen replied.
“Is there a difference?” The Bitter Cliff Saint asked in return.
“There is naturally a difference.” Li Fuchen answered.
“Perhaps!” The Bitter Cliff Saint shook his head, “You are originally useful, but now you are useless.”
“I’m afraid you cannot stop me.” With the purple-red spirit soul power, Li Fuchen didn’t think anyone could stop him.
The Bitter Cliff Saint said, “I don’t need to stop you. Do you think if you leave the town, you can leave this illusion domain?”
“What do you mean?” Li Fuchen looked towards the eastern gate.
There wasn’t a fog outside the eastern gate earlier, but there was one now.
“You are now in the fourth layer of the illusion domain.” The Bitter Cliff Saint told Li Fuchen the truth.
“When did it happen?” Li Fuchen frowned.
“When you just entered the town, you are still at the first layer. When you made contact with that dead person, you were dragged to the second layer. When you made contact with me, you entered the third layer. Now that you made contact with me again, you are now in the fourth layer. During the first three layers, you can leave the town and escape the illusion domain. But at the fourth layer, leaving the town isn’t enough.”
“Is it necessary? You could have pulled me to the fourth layer at the beginning. That way, you will void all of my other options and I have no choice but to steal the mirror for you.”
The Bitter Cliff Saint shook his head, “The mirror only exists in the first three layers. From the fourth layer onwards, I don’t know what method to use to leave the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain too.”
“Aren’t you afraid something might happen to me on the way and get pulled into the fourth layer? I will then be unable to obtain the mirror for you.” Li Fuchen asked again.
“Don’t worry, I have half of the control on this Nine Illusions Hidden Domain.”
“Who exactly are you?” Li Fuchen asked.
The Bitter Cliff Saint said, “It doesn’t matter even if I tell you. This Nine Illusions Hidden Domain exists to seal me. The Nine Illusions Heaven Lord is indeed formidable and sealed me for countless years with this Nine Illusions Hidden Domain. It is a pity that he cannot seal me for an entire lifetime. Right now, I already have control of the first four layers of the illusion domain. Had it not been for the sudden appearance of the Black Saint, I would have been able to leave the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain a long time ago.”
Back when the Bitter Cliff Saint fought with the Nine Illusions Heaven Lord, he was sealed in the Black Whirlpool Island with the Nine Illusions Heaven Lord’s strongest illusion art, the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain. For countless years, his power had been gradually eroding the illusion domain. Ultimately, he controlled the first four layers now. However, he was in the ninth layer of the illusion domain, therefore, he was still unable to escape. He could only borrow help from others to steal the mirror.
After each attempt, the chances of escaping were gradually increasing, but many years ago, the Black Saint entered. The Black Saint wasn’t as formidable as the Bitter Cliff Saint and the Nine Illusions Heaven Lord, but was still formidable. The Black Saint actually saw through the Bitter Cliff Saint’s scheme and nearly left the town. The Bitter Cliff Saint paid some price to pull the Black Saint into the fourth layer and trap him there.
However, the Bitter Cliff Saint didn’t expect the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain to respond and guide the Black Saint to become the new mayor of this town. The Black Saint was used specially to restrict the Bitter Cliff Saint and didn’t allow the latter to obtain the mirror easily. Originally, he thought that Li Fuchen was rather special and might be able to steal the mirror. But he didn’t think that Li Fuchen would change his mind suddenly and wanted to leave the town. Therefore, the Bitter Cliff Saint made the same move as he did to the Black Saint.
The Bitter Cliff Saint would never allow Li Fuchen to leave. Once Li Fuchen left, the Nine Illusions Hidden Domai would have an unexpected transformation. By then, the first four layers might not be in his control anymore. Back then he pulled the Black Saint into the fourth layer because he was worried about this point.
It could be said that the town was a result of his contest with the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain. The pure Nine Illusions Hidden Domain wasn’t a town.
“In my opinion, even without Senior Black Saint, you are still unable to leave the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain. Before Senior Black Saint arrived, weren’t you still trapped here?” As Li Fuchen thought of ways to leave, he spoke at the same time.
The Bitter Cliff Saint shook his head, “Why do you think there are so many saints in the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain? They are all drawn here by me. Their existence has already changed the nature of the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain, causing a flaw to appear. That mirror is the flaw.”
“Aren’t you afraid I might leak the secrets after telling me all these things?”
“You won’t have a chance. Before the Black Saint entered the fourth layer, he maintained his consciousness just like you. But after a few days, he became muddled and isn’t any different from the dead people. Your cultivation level is much weaker than him. I reckon you will lose your consciousness after a few days too.”
After getting sealed for countless years, the Bitter Cliff Saint had already developed immeasurable schemes.
To be truthful, he was rather obsessed with the contest against the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain. Be it the Black Saint or Li Fuchen, they were all chess pieces. While he and the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain were the chess players.
There would be a day when he would win the Nine Illusions Hidden Domain, meaning that he was superior to the Nine Illusions Heaven Lord back then.