Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
In the sky above the battlefield, an indescribable sense of fighting intent swept across, and millions of blood lights glowed. The power of each light caused Mu Chen to tremble. If he had been there, he would have been destroyed to the point of ruin.
Was this the power of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop at its peak?
The space shattered, and as Mu Chen was horrified, the bloody fighting intent had charged fiercely. The destruction brutally bombarded “Mu Chen’s” body. At the instant of the bombardment, it seemed as if there was a sharp pain coming from the depths of his soul, and Mu Chen let out a pained cry. Such a terrible attack gave him the illusion that he was about to be truly destroyed.
Hundreds of thousands of feet of sky shattered as numerous spatial cracks spread out. Mu Chen then saw the ancient body disintegrate under such an attack. A former Earthly Sovereign had fallen under the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop’s annihilation!
As darkness fell before his eyes, Mu Chen’s mind power seemed to be going through some terrible scourge that brought unimaginable pain and almost drove him mad. However, just as Mu Chen found it unbearable, the pain was finally gone, and he found that the scene around him had changed again.
All around him there was still a terrible army clad in heavy armor, but his body had grown into one that was middle aged. This middle-aged body still possessed a terrible power, and it was clear that he was also an Earthly Sovereign.
Seeing this scene, Mu Chen realized that these were similar illusions which were perhaps the Earthly Sovereigns that the Spirit-Slaughtering Troops had suppressed. Did he now have to experience how all the Earthly Sovereigns had fallen?
At this point, Mu Chen smiled bitterly. The sharp pain was enough to drive someone with weaker mind power crazy after experiencing it once. However, Mu Chen could also detect that after these repeated attacks and the destruction of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop, he had grown familiar with their fighting intent. Thus, this should be the test of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop’s fighting intent. As long as he could bear it, he would be able to use the Commander’s Seal to truly exert the army’s power.
“If so, then come!” Mu Chen gnashed his teeth and relaxed his tense body. At this moment, any of his defenses were ineffective, so he might as well enjoy the destructive fighting intent of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop!
The sky had boundless blood lights that converged like a blood-red sun. Suddenly they fell down, fiercely bombarding “Mu Chen’s” body. A destructive pain once again surged as it flooded Mu Chen’s mind.
Mu Chen began to go through destruction again and again, and later, the pain went deep into his bone marrow. It was almost numbing. Mu Chen experienced this destruction a full eight times. That was to say, there had been eight Earthly Sovereigns who had fallen at the hands of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop.
This appalled Mu Chen, for he knew how hard it was to truly destroy an Earthly Sovereign, and there were many ways for them to escape, even if they could not defeat an elite army. However, the eight Earthly Sovereigns had failed to escape and had utterly fallen. Thus, it was apparent how fierce the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop was in its heyday.
As Mu Chen sighed deeply, he was relieved to find that after the eighth destruction, the space finally began to shatter. Mu Chen’s mind power also rapidly returned.
In the great hall, Mu Chen’s eyes suddenly opened, and then, he spurted out a mouthful of blood. The veins on his forehead twitched, causing his handsome face to look ferocious. The sharp pain of the past also came to his flesh body upon the return of his mind power.
Mu Chen panted quickly, and after a long moment, his clenched fists eased a little. He stroked his forehead with a shaky palm and smiled bitterly. The constant scouring of destructive fighting intent had truly instilled fear in him. However, it had also helped him detect the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop’s fierce and overbearing fighting intent.
Those were the terrifying existences of the Earthly Sovereigns, and the troop had managed to annihilate eight of them!
If such ferocious fighting intent were used in Tianluo Continent today, even against any of the top forces, they would be as silent as cicadas in winter. To his delight, however, he was able to survive the unbearable scouring of the fighting intent. Now, he could vaguely feel that there seemed to be a subtle connection between him and the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop.
Mu Chen’s palm, which was touching his forehead, suddenly stopped, and disbelief surged in his eyes. At this moment, he was amazed to find that his mind power, like a rising tide, quickly intensified.
Mu Chen’s eyes again become crystal clear as a strange light radiated from them. His mind power swept out, transforming into layers of battle runes in mid-air, and that number had hit a breakthrough to 750,000!
Seven hundred and fifty thousand battle runes?!
Mu Chen gasped. In just ten minutes or so, how had the battle runes he condensed increased to such a number? Was it because of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop’s fighting intent scouring?!
It soon became clear to Mu Chen that it must have been the fighting intent scouring he had been subjected to, and though it had brought him unspeakable pain, it had apparently ended up giving him an unimaginable amount of returns.
That was a significant growth of 150,000 battle runes!
It would have taken at least half a year if Mu Chen were to cultivate it, and this was still due to his excellent talent. But now, half a year had been completed in the past ten minutes or so.
Glee erupted in Mu Chen’s heart, and then he grinned. With his mind power and the help of the Commander’s Seal, the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop could truly shine in his hands.
When he thought about using the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop, his heart could not help feeling excited. With the help of this army, though he had not yet stepped into the rank of Earthly Sovereign, even if he met with a true Lower Earthly Sovereign, he would have the power to match.
Being on par with an Earthly Sovereign!
Mu Chen pursed his mouth tightly. At this point, even he could not help but sigh. He once thought that the Earthly Sovereign-level was utterly unattainable. He had been working hard to attain this rank. Now, he had finally acquired the power of this rank.
Although this required the help of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop, as a war troop dispatcher, everyone knew that they were one with their army. Only when the two were combined could they bring into play their true strength, so both were indispensable.
Mu Chen rose from the stone ladder, and then he looked at the ferocious army clad in heavy armor in front of him. He held up the Commander’s Seal and saw the light shining above, and he was about to take the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop away.
There was a small space within the Commander’s Seal that could bring the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop into it, but only if they had been turned into corpse soldiers with no trace of life in them.
The light of the Commander’s Seal twined around the bodies of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop, but in the middle of the tug, Mu Chen felt a slight resistance.
That resistance should be some kind of persistence. This Spirit-Slaughtering Troop seemed unwilling to leave and wanted to guard this place even to their death. Mu Chen had not expected this kind of change. His brows knit together. If he could not take the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop away, then he would return empty-handed. He would obviously not allow that to happen.
“Persistence…” Muttering to himself, he was silent for a moment. He then turned suddenly and looked at the Second Hall Master’s standing figure. He bowed respectfully, as someone in the younger generation should.
“Elder, the glory of the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop should not be covered here by dust. I am willing to lead them, and in the future, battle with the evil Extraterritorial Race. I hope that Elder can grant my wish!” Mu Chen’s voice reverberated in the great hall, followed by a long silence.
He raised his head and stared at the Second Hall Master’s face, and for a moment, he seemed to see the latter nod imperceptibly. It may have seemed like an illusion, but it was not entirely. In a sense, it was a reflection of the Second Hall Master’s wishes.
Behind it, the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop knelt down on one knee, their bodies and instincts driving them to do so, and this time, they bowed not to the Commander’s Seal, but to the Second Hall Master.
Mu Chen was also aware that the resistance surrounding the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop’s bodies had quietly dissipated, which made him secretly relieved. Sure enough, if he wanted to take away the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop, he would not only require a Commander’s Seal, but also the approval of the Second Hall Master.
He bowed down again to the Second Hall Master, then waved the Commander’s Seal in his hand. A light radiated out, and immediately, the 2,000-strong Spirit-Slaughtering Troop transformed into light beams that soared into the sky and finally rushed into the Commander’s Seal.
When the last ray of light entered the Commander’s Seal, Mu Chen carefully put it away, and then, without hesitation, he turned and left the hall. Since he had acquired the Spirit-Slaughtering Troop, it was now time to bring Mandela’s original form out!