Chapter 771 - Mysterious Golden Seal
Qin Nan was startled.
Standing beside Qin Nan, Princess Miao Miao shook her head and said, "This is the Martial Progenitor Tree. When a Martial Sacred ranks up to the Martial Progenitor Realm, a Martial Seed will be formed during the process, and as the cultivation improves, the Martial Seed will grow into a Martial Tree. However, the Patriarch's Martial Tree is trapped by the Netherworld Chain, causing his cultivation to drop rapidly."
Upon hearing this, Qin Nan immediately came to a realization.
The Patriarch's injury was similar to a cultivator's dantian being destroyed.
"She's right. I had a battle with the Unfettered Sword Progenitor and was unfortunately struck by his Netherworld Chain. This Netherworld Chain does not have a physical form but is somehow sturdy, thus it's extremely difficult to destroy it. Such a pity, if I were able to destroy this Netherworld Chain and slightly recover my cultivation, I could easily teleport you three away…"
The old white-haired man glanced toward the fast-asleep Mu Mu as he spoke.
It was all his fault. If it weren't for his pride, it would not have come down to this.
"You can teleport three of us away if the Netherworld Chain is broken?"
Qin Nan was startled. Following this, he immediately recalled his Heaven-Shattering Saber.
Heaven-Shattering Saber—the current form of the right arm of the Divine God of Battle after being refined by the Heaven-Shattering Monarch through sacrificing his life and granting it a formidable power!
Even though Monarch Weapon and other methods had failed to break this Netherworld Chain, it did not mean that the Heaven-Shattering Saber would also fail!
"I shall have a go at this sticky situation. I believe the Heaven-Shattering Saber will never let me down!"
Qin Nan's gaze became sharp as he unleashed the forces of the Divine God of Battle and the Martial Highness Realm from his body while gathering his focus.
The old white-haired man and Princess Miao Miao glanced toward him.
"Qin Nan, don't be a fool! There's no way you can break the Netherworld Chain!" The old white-haired man snapped when he became aware of Qin Nan's intentions.
If the Netherworld Chain received any stimulus, it could cause his cultivation to drop even further.
When that happened, he would only be able to teleport one person away!
"Patriarch, just trust me!"
Qin Nan yelled as his right arm exploded into countless light dots, which formed a saber!
The old white-haired man had initially been planning to defend against the attack, but he was stunned the moment he saw the saber.
Qin Nan uttered a roar as he fully unleashed his strength.
His left arm grabbed the Heaven-Shattering Saber and executed a slash at the Netherworld Chain!
An astonishing sight took place. The Heaven-Shattering Saber emitted a buzz while unleashing a shocking saber intent. However, the saber intent did not have any physical form. Instead, it appeared to be illusionary!
As the Netherworld Chain became aware of the threat, it let out a roar and emitted a powerful dark glow.
However, its efforts were in vain facing the saber!
As the Heaven-Shattering Saber slashed downward, the Netherworld Chain was shattered in half, before it exploded into dark dots and disappeared.
Qin Nan was overjoyed.
As he had thought, the Heaven-Shattering Saber had not let him down!
The Martial Tree behind the old white-haired man had its life force replenished after the chain was broken, allowing the old white-haired man to regain his cultivation. Within three breaths, his cultivation had been restored to the half-Martial Progenitor Realm!
"It...it actually worked?"
A blank expression appeared on the old white-haired man's face as he noticed the formidable power flowing into his body.
The Netherworld Chain that he had failed to destroy despite trying countless methods had been broken by a junior with a single slash!
"Qin Nan, you're the best!"
Princess Miao Miao's face blushed as she immediately hugged Qin Nan and gave him a kiss on his neck.
Although the slash looked simple on the surface, it had consumed a significant amount of Qin Nan's energy, thus he began to feel dizzy when he was 'ambushed' by the Princess.
"HAHAHA! It's true that there's always a way out!" The old white-haired man burst out laughing upon collecting his thoughts, "My daughter, don't you worry! Now that your father has slightly recovered his cultivation, I'll definitely guarantee your safety, so that you can pursue your dream!"
The eyes of the Patriarch glistened with tears.
They were tears of joy!
"Qin Nan!" The old white-haired man took a deep breath to calm his thoughts, before he said with a pair of glittering eyes, "That saber, isn't it the legendary Heaven-Shattering Saber?"
"That's right." Qin Nan nodded.
"The Heaven-Shattering Saber, the saber that caused countless experts of the entire continent to go crazy. Who would ever think that you are the one that claimed possession of it in the end? Not to mention the succession of the Heavenly Fortune Path is also in your hands now…" The old white-haired man mumbled to himself. He never thought that he would find such a peerless genius in the Eastern Continent!
It took a while before he collected his thoughts and straightened his face.
"Qin Nan, I believe the enemy is most likely targeting me for this! Since you've saved Mu Mu, I can never repay your kindness. It's yours now!"
Upon saying this, the old white-haired man flipped his hand and a golden seal appeared on it.
Qin Nan was about to reject the offer but his heart shuddered when he took a glance at the seal.
The golden seal looked ordinary, but he could sense an aura similar to the one emitted by the copper mirror in his Divine Sense deep within the seal!
Qin Nan received the golden seal and put it into his storage bag.
He would need to inspect it carefully when he had the chance.
"Now that my cultivation has recovered to the half-Martial Progenitor Realm, I shall be able to teleport you three away from here! Qin Nan, Princess, take this badge. If anything happens to me, take this badge and go to the Middle Continent, and look for the Unfettered Sword Progenitor, he will provide his best assistance!" The old white-haired man handed Qin Nan the badge with a stern look.
Qin Nan held the badge in his hand with a stunned expression. Wasn't the Unfettered Sword Progenitor the one responsible for the Patriarch's injury?
However, he did not query it. There must be some reason why the Patriarch had told them to do so.
"By the way, I have another favor to ask. I hope you two can look after Mu Mu on my behalf!"
The old white-haired man glanced at Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao with a pleading look.
Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao were astounded.
Despite his identity as the heroic conqueror of the Eastern Continent, he was willing to lower his head to plead with them for his daughter's sake.
"Senior, don't worry!"
Qin Nan nodded with a solemn expression.
"Qin Nan, thank you." The old white-haired man let out a sigh of relief before he turned around and silently glanced at Mu Mu's face, as if he were looking at his daughter for the last time.
Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao exchanged glances with one another. They were aware of something, but they chose to remain silent.
Time gradually passed.
The attacks continued to be executed outside the residence. The golden leaf Monarch Weapon was already destroyed, as Mu Kun and his crew now focused their attacks on the forbidding aura of the residence.
Meanwhile, the residence was surrounded.
The period it took an incense to burn had passed!
Chapter 772/773 - Flying Alligator Martial Progenitor
TL Note: Technically this should be chapter 772, but the author skipped it and went straight to 773 in the raws, so I've decided to make it chapter 772/773 to make the chapter number consistent
After a shocking explosion, under the attack of the Monarch Weapon, the forbidding aura protecting the residence was destroyed and exploded into countless light dots. Following this, the figures of the old white-haired man, Qin Nan, Princess Miao Miao, and Mu Mu immediately appeared before the crowd.
"OId man! You can't escape today! Everyone, hear my command—establish the Sweeping Buddha Formation!"
Mu Kun uttered a roar as his figure sprang into the air.
Behind him, five elders and three Martial Sacred Realm experts followed closely and unleashed their sacred forces, which turned into golden runes that drew in the sky.
Mu Kun guided his crew by using himself as the eye of the formation and established a giant formation in the blink of an eye.
At that instant, the space within ten li was confined!
A destructive aura was unleashed, as if its power could destroy a celestial being!
Even a Martial Progenitor would have trouble dealing with this formation once trapped within it!
"Princess Miao Miao, and Qin Nan…"
Mu Kun stood in the air while glancing at Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao in excitement.
"Mu Kun, do you really think you and your people are strong enough to defeat me?" The old white-haired man emitted a sharp gaze. He stomped off the ground and unleashed a terrifying aura into the sky.
"HAHAHA! Old man, enough with that! Are you trying to trick me again with the same move?" Mu Kun burst out laughing. However, the old white-haired man sprang forward with a flicker and threw a punch at the formation, causing it to shake vigorously.
"What's going on!"
Mu Kun and the other elders were startled.
Wasn't his cultivation only at the peak Martial Sacred Realm? How was his attack strong enough to shake the formation?!
"That's not right! Your cultivation has recovered to half-Martial Progenitor Realm!"
Mu Kun wore an astonished look as he became aware of the change. How did the Patriarch break the Netherworld Chain?
"HAHAHA! That took you by surprise, right? Fist of the Eastern Continent!"
The old white-haired man burst out laughing with a ferocious aura, before throwing out a series of punches at the formation, causing it to tremble vigorously as if it were going to collapse at any second.
Although his cultivation was only at the half-Martial Progenitor Realm, his strength completely outmatched ordinary half-Martial Progenitor Realm cultivators.
Mu Kun and the rest of the elders wore troubled expressions.
They did not expect the situation to come to this. Judging from the current situation, it would be extremely difficult for them to eliminate the old white-haired man, and if he were to escape with Qin Nan and the others, they would surely get their revenge in the future!
"Old man, it seems like I've underestimated you! However, does it matter if your strength has recovered to the half-Martial Progenitor Realm? You will still die today! Senior...please lend us a hand now!" Mu Kun's face turned dark as he took out a badge and yelled at it before shattering it to pieces.
He had initially planned to finish the job by himself, but that was no longer possible!
Qin Nan's eyes glistened upon seeing this.
Judging from the Patriarch's words, he could already guess that someone had been planning the conspiracy behind the scenes. So this mysterious person was finally going to show themselves?
The old white-haired man paused his attack and raised his head.
At that moment...
A shocking explosion took place above Skyedge City, as a huge space was shattered into pieces, before a terrifying figure stepped out from the gap with a Martial Progenitor Realm aura!
Mu Kun and the others immediately brought their hands together.
Mu Fengshan immediately greeted as well.
That was right, the person that had just arrived was the Supreme Elder of the Wuliang Mountain, who was also Mu Fengsha's master, the Flying Alligator Progenitor!
He was the one that was responsible for planning the conspiracy!
Qin Nan was astounded. He did not expect the situation to develop like this!
How were they going to stand a chance now that a Martial Progenitor was involved?
"How embarrassing, you can't even deal with an old man, forcing me to pay such a great price just to be here in person!" The Flying Alligator stood in the air and cast a cold glare at Mu Kun and his crew, causing their faces to turn pale and their foreheads to become covered in cold sweat.
"Flying Alligator! I knew it was you! Did you forget the fact that I was the one that saved your life?"
The old white-haired man snapped with a dark expression.
"Stop talking nonsense! Personal interests are always the most important thing in the Martial World! You are unwilling to give me that treasure, therefore I can only get it myself!" The Flying Alligator wore a cold gaze as he reached out his hand without hesitation and unleashed his force of the Martial Progenitor Realm.
In the sky, a giant palm was summoned, which slapped downward with a formidable aura!
Facing the power of the palm, the crowd of the Mu Clan felt like mere ants!
No one could resist it!
"HAHA, personal interests my ass! I guess I was blind after all that I decided to save your life in the past! Qin Nan, remember, I'll leave Mu Mu to you!"
The old white-haired man let out a laugh before he sprang into the sky and let out a blasting roar.
The faces of Qin Nan and Princess Miao Miao turned pale.
The Martial Tree emerged from the old white-haired man's back and floated in the air. Parts of the tree branches began to break into pieces, while the auras of the Martial Arts that he had learned throughout his life were emitted, encapsulating the entire Mu Clan.
A murderous aura filled the Heavens and Earth.
A terrifying chill swarmed their hearts.
"You're insane! You chose to self-destruct the Martial Tree!"
The face of the Flying Alligator Progenitor whitened. Even though he had achieved the Martial Progenitor Realm, he had paid a great price to come to the Eastern Continent, thus he only had three-tenths of his full strength!
As for Mu Kun and the rest of the elders, they were terrified upon hearing this.
"Since I'm already a cripple without any concerns left, I shall drag you all to death with me!"
The old white-haired man transmitted his voice to somewhere deep within Skyedge Island, before his expression became enraged as his Martial Tree thoroughly shattered into pieces, unleashing a tremendous aura!
The Flying Alligator Progenitor was startled as he swiftly executed a powerful Monarch Art, which summoned an ancient light barrier and encapsulated the figures of his people.
At the last moment!
An ancient being deep within Skyedge Island was awakened. It reached out its hand and grabbed the figures of Qin Nan, Princess Miao Miao, and Mu Mu, before throwing them into the rift.
A mysterious force was emitted, which enclosed their figures and teleported them away!
The one executing the move was the spirit of Skyedge Island!
"Old friend...thank you."
The old white-haired man murmured as he stared at the three figures disappearing into the distance, before his figure suddenly exploded.
All of the Martial Arts he had learned and the will he had accumulated in his life exploded at that moment, resulting in a ferocious impact!
The people of Skyedge Island would never forget this day.
A giant wheel of flames rose up into the sky like a sun from the Mu Clan, which covered half of the Mu Clan's area and destroyed everything.
ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
A series of agony-filled roars could be heard coming from the deep region of Skyedge Island!
The Patriarch of the Mu Clan had fallen.