Chapter 174 - Nine Lotus, Nine Kills
The gnome tribe.
A place where a real underground kingdom existed.
Inside Kua Tai's room.
A gnome guard entered the room and said: "Reporting to Lord Kua, that human has entered the Hell Lotus Array. It was General Fan Er that forced him into it."
Kua Tai's smile turned vicious before he laughed satisfactorily. "Hahaha… you dare to hit this daddy? This is the outcome of hitting me! This daddy will send you directly to hell! Tell General Fan Er that I, Kua Tai will owe him a favor. Oh right, send out my command that the little prince cannot know about this."
He could tell the relationship between Fan Zhangjian and Luo Tian wasn't simple.
The status of Prince in the gnome race was extremely high, so why would he call a human his boss?
In order to prevent any unknowns to happen, Fan Zhangjian definitely cannot know about this.
Kua Tai revealed an extremely disdainful expression and coldly harrumphed: "You actually called a lowly human your boss? Simply losing face for our entire gnome race! You trashy brat, once you hand over the King's Seal, you'll be going to hell for a reunion with your parents! Humph!"
A brief flash of light appeared in Kua Tai's eyes.
The facial expression of the guard beside him turned slightly grim as he said softly: "Lord Kua, the setup of the Hell Lotus Array was a bit hasty, therefore…"
"Out with it!"
Kua Tai coldly harrumphed: "Therefore what?"
Cold sweat appeared on the guard's forehead as he said: "Because the time was too short, the layout of the array wasn't completely perfect. We only used a normal demon cores as the core of the array. Since we had to hastily set it up, we didn't have time to get a fire attribute demon core from the demon core mountain. Therefore…"
The guard paused for a bit. When he saw Kua Tai's expression getting worse, he immediately added: "But we used a hundred normal demon cores so the power difference shouldn't be too much."
Any array in this world required an external energy as support.
One could use xuan stones, soldiers filled with profound energy, or demon cores.
The energy from a demon core was in a sense, more richer. Especially when it came to high ranked demon cores. Each demonic beast had cultivated for thousands of years before they became known as a high ranked demonic beast. The profound energy from the heavens and earth they've absorbed was incomparably thick and rich. A demon core from them could maintain a formation for a very long time. If the core was not destroyed, it's possible for it to last for tens of thousands of years.
Hell Lotus Array!
It required fire attributed demon cores to maintain the entire array.
The stronger the energy inside the demon cores, the more powerful the array would become.
If other demon cores were used, the power will be a bit weaker but was still considered quite powerful. There was only a slight difference in the nature of power within the formation.
Kua Tai's brows quivered as he was about to vent his anger, but he then coldly laughed and said: "Even though it's normal demon cores, a trashy human like him can only dream of breaking the array! The Hell Lotus Array is a rank 4 array, and cannot be broken unless there are over a hundred people trying at once. Most likely that human is already dead inside, hahaha…"
Inside the Hell Lotus Array.
A single person and a single blade.
He looked particular fierce as his face looked like an angry warrior Buddha while his blade was dripping with blood.
The more he killed, the more Fire Demons could appear. Even though Luo Tian had brought out the Blood Devouring Wild Blade, it was still useless in this situation. There were fiery existences surrounding him like they were intending on barbecuing him. His body had turned hot red while his sweat constantly sizzled when striking the ground.
"If this keeps up, my body is going to collapse from dehydration."
"This can't go on; I have to come up with a way to break out of here!"
Luo Tian frowned as he looked at the sea of fire surrounding him. There was nothing special in the area and he couldn't think of any ideas even after thinking things through!
The gnome race.
They were good at forging and hunting for treasures. They were even better at engraving arrays and creating formations. In the era where myriad of races lived together, they relied on their strong formations and arrays to safeguard their treasures. Even the super strong dragon race couldn't deal with them easily.
The Hell Lotus Array was developed during that era.
There were only two people that have managed to break the array since then.
One was Li Qing, whose intellect reached the heavens and his cultivation reaching the Profound Saint Realm. The other was the one known as the Demon King.
Those two were undoubtedly godly experts who stood at the pinnacle of this continent.
Luo Tian's strength was only at the Profound Spirit 8th rank, and had no inkling about arrays or formations. Him wanting to break this array was beyond difficult!
"Fuuu~... fuuu~... fuuu~..."
"Thump~ thump~ thump~... heh heh heh…"
Numerous Fire Demons pounced over with playful cackles.
"Even you guys are ridiculing me?!"
The anger inside Luo Tian was already burning at the max. He swung his blade and rested it onto his shoulder. He didn't make any further moves because he was currently observing everything and trying to calm down.
The nearer the critical juncture, the calmer Luo Tian's heart became.
His spiritual senses were sent out to carefully observe his surroundings.
Seeing how the Fire Demons pouncing over were only several meters away from him, Luo Tian noticed the fiery heat had started burning his hair with sizzling sounds.
"All these Fire Demons don't have any aura of life in them."
"Wait, no life?!"
"Then they aren't real entities! This means in this sea of fire, there should be a real entity possibly hiding somewhere!" Said Luo Tian to himself. His brows formed a frown as these Fire Demons had already arrived in front of him. Each of these blazing embers contained a power that wanted to burn all matter.
Luo Tian leapt into the air...
While sending even stronger senses to sweep about.
Luo Tian methodically searched the areas non-stop. He firmly believed there must be a real entity hiding in the sea of fire.
He noticed an ember of flame faintly tremble.
This flame was very small and was exuding a tiny amount of life.
In a blink of an eye...
Luo Tian instantly moved as his Blood Devouring Wild Blade struck down. "Motherf*cker, this daddy finally found you!"
The Blood Devouring Wild Blade's path of slaughter power directly smashed down.
The small flame was destroyed with a single strike.
It was also at this time that the surrounding Fire Demons started emitting ghostly wails before quickly disappearing.
"Congratulations to player Luo Tian for killing the Fire Demon. You have gained 15,000 experience points, 2000 profound energy…"
Luo Tian faintly smiled and said happily: "That's quite a bit of experience points!"
When the current him killed rank 6 demonic beasts, he only received a few thousand experience points each time which could no longer satisfy his need for leveling up.
The surrounding sea of fire disappeared and turned into pitch darkness. It was similar to floating in a void where one couldn't see anything around. Luo Tian couldn't help frowning as he said to himself: "Didn't this daddy break the array? How come I still can't get out?"
It was at this time the system gave an alert tone.
"Congratulations to player Luo Tian for comprehending the level 1 esoteric of the Hell Lotus Array - Fiery Kill!
"There are only eight more levels of esoteric in order to comprehend the complete Hell Lotus Array!"
"This damn array has nine levels?"
"The first level was Fiery Kill, then what kind of kill is the next level? Nine levels with nine types of killing arrays… this is practically playing this daddy to death! Kua Tai you damn midget; you want to slowly play this daddy to death with this array huh? What a vicious individual!"
"Screw it; this daddy will take his time to break your dog's fart lotus array!" Luo Tian shouted angrily.
He was extremely pissed.
But at the same time, he became serious.
He could terrify others when he went crazy, but he could also terrify others when he became serious.
Tens of thousands of years ago, the Hell Lotus Array was also called the Nine Lotus, Nine Kills Array!