Chapter 299 – Might of the Thunder God Physique
The entire world seemed to turn dark and gloomy. Violent and wild sounds of thunder rippled throughout the skies, causing the might of thunder the fill the world.
Three resplendent and wild arcs of lightning ripped the skies with incomparable power, enveloping a thousand foot radius around Mu Chen.
They were simply undodgeable.
An Ran and the rest were startled by Wang Tong and his brothers till their faces turned slightly pale. It's no wonder why these three fellows dared to challenge Li Xuantong. With such a terrifying attack, the only thing a Heavenly Transformation Late Stage expert could do was dodge!
Not far away, Chen Peng and the other two squads climbed up and hurriedly fled the area, all afraid to be affected by such a terrifying attack. At the beginning of the hunting battle, they had some confidence in themselves. However, not long after it started, they had already met up with so many ferocious people.
They knew that the appearance of such a ferocious person was only just an omen. At the later stages, there might more and more of those kinds of people, black horses that had concealed their strengths this whole time and were biding their time to show a brilliant feat.
As for them, they would drown under the surging waves of black horses.
After looking at each other's astringent expressions, they could only bitterly shake their heads. They had assumed that they had pretty good strength. They never thought that once those hidden black horses truly showed up, they would become so normal and plain.
Their gazes converged on the youth that was surrounded by thousands of lightning arcs. Facing such a terrifying attack, exactly what outcome would he end with…?
At this moment, it was obvious that Mu Chen did not have any spare energy left to care about their gazes. Raising his head, he looked towards the lightning arcs running across the skies. A sliver of icy graveness started to condense within those black pupils of his.
"Blade glows that contained the might of lightning?" he muttered to himself. It's said that the trio had been bitterly training in the Lighting Territory for a very long period of time. This had resulted in their Spiritual Energy having the might of lightning mixed within. At the same time, the divine art that they trained in had connections with thunder and lightning. When fused and displayed, their might had turned even more wild and violent.
The glow from the lightning reflecting on his pupils, Mu Chen suddenly clenched his fists tightly. The next moment, a faint glowing layer of silver had, unexpectedly, started to gradually appear on the surface of his body.
Under the silvery glowing skin, there seemed to be the same lightning light sparkling within.
This was the "Thunder God Physique", the reward that Mu Chen obtained from the mysterious bald old man after he successfully received a single strike from him. This "Thunder God's Body" was obviously a part of an even stronger body refining Deity Tier Spiritual Art. Although it wasn’t complete, Mu Chen could already feel how extraordinary it was.
Mu Chen's mind sank as a ball of light, which appeared to be a lightning pearl, started to flow along his meridians. This lighting pearl was refined by Mu Chen within the Eighth Level of the Lightning Territory.
Floating on the surface of the silver lightning pearl was a black-coloured lightning pearl about half the size of it. Compared to the silver lightning pearl, it appeared to be very plain, with its surface full of potholes. However, Mu Chen knew just how terrifying this black lightning pearl was. This black lightning pearl was the end result of the condensed might of lightning from the divine black lightning.
Naturally, while helping the Nine Netherbird resist the last remnant of the divine black lightning, he had also crazily displayed his Thunder God Physique to its limits. Absorbing the strength of that divine black lightning, it had condensed within his meridians into this small black lightning pearl.
However, after successfully condensing it, till now, Mu Chen did not dare to casually utilize it. He knew that once he displayed the strength of the divine black lighting contained within, he would incur some rather big troubles.
Forming a lighting pearl within one's body was a result of training the "Thunder God Physique". Yet, Mu Chen did not dare to casually utilize it.
Mu Chen scanned the black lightning pearl with his mind, before locking onto the silver lightning pearl. With a thought, the lightning pearl suddenly turned in a scorching sun as it released an resplendent lightning light.
Within a seemingly deep and muffled bang, the silver lightning pearl violent shattered. When it shattered, the respondent might of thunder exploded like a raging tide, flowing wildly and crazily along Mu Chen's meridians.
Mu Chen's body seemed to instantly sparkle with a silvery light. The crack of thunder appeared within his black pupils.
"Thunder God Physique – Indestructible and Unextinguishable!"
A low roar resounded within Mu Chen's mind as the lightning light around his body exploded outwards. He felt the wild frightening power that seemed to want to shatter him apart. Unable to bear it, he faced the sky and roared. His roar was akin to the thunder, going so far as to mask the peals of lightning striking in the skies.
With a step forward, the entire world seemed to instantly shatter and collapse. Gigantic fissures rapidly extended from under his feet. Within a dozen short breaths, an area of three thousand metres in circumference was scattered and smashed apart.
As the world fissured apart, Mu Chen had explosively shot forward, like a bolt of lightning. Under the astonished and shocked gazes from the surroundings, he dashed head-on towards the gigantic lightning light blades!
Instead of adopting any method of evasion, he had actually used the most visually impactful way and rushed straight towards the lightning light blades!
Seeing such a vicious attitude displayed by Mu Chen, the mouths of Chen Peng and many other people were slightly agape. Isn't this slightly too overbearing?
"You're looking to die!"
The furious cries of Wang Tong and the other two could seemingly be heard above the horizon. Mu Chen's actions were simply the greatest insult towards them.
Therefore, the peals of lightning turned more violent and wild.
The speed of the lighting light blades were too fast. Within a few breaths, they had already collided violently against the silvery glowing figure.
At the instant of the collision, the heavens seemed to tremble and shiver.
The lightning light blades expanded in an earth-shattering manner as if they wanted to split the heavens and earth apart. Within the lightning light blades that blotted the skies, the glowing silvery figure appeared extremely tiny and insignificant, as if it was struggling just to survive.
The sharp lightning light blades sliced at Mu Chen's body, however no slash wounds were formed. It was as if they were slicing against metal, only resulting in faint white lines.
Mu Chen looked at the wild lightning surrounding his entire body before slowly breathing in a deep breath of air. The glow surrounding him turned all the more resplendent and bright. As for the might of lightning that was sliced apart by the lightning light blades, all of them were sucked straight into his body with his utilization of the "Thunder God Physique".
The mysteries of the "Thunder God Physique" was obviously something that was too farfetched for the trio to be able to understand.
At this time, Mu Chen had already utilized the "Thunder God Physique" to its maximum capability. One his arms became as bright as silver while the lightning that seemed to have substance arc acrossed it. An indescribably wild and explosive fluctuation started to ripple and oscillate.
Within an indifferent expression, Mu Chen's arm suddenly vibrated. In the next instant, a fist rumbled towards the devastation-causing lightning light blades.
The gigantic rumble of thunder cracking furiously resounded through the skies. Everyone could see the silvery glowing figure within the devastating lightning light blades suddenly turning extremely eye-blindingly bright.
This was followed by an exceptionally devastating fluctuation, which started to oscillate in ripples.
Seeing and feeling what had happened before them, the pupils of the brotherly trio suddenly contracted.
At this moment, the devastating lightning light blades suddenly froze. In the next instant, everyone was dumbfounded to see light waves, akin to cracks, completely running across each lightning light blade.
A sound akin to glass breaking, a silvery light akin to the thunder god's spear piercing the heavens and earth; the lightning light blades were thoroughly destroyed, before the rumbling sounds of thunder crashing expanded out. Scattering about, they were, unexpectedly, thoroughly dissipating into thin air.
As the lightning light blades dissipated, a silvery light slowly started to converge and condense, before transforming into a tall and thin figure.
"How is this possible!?"
The trio had incredulous expressions as they looked at the figure that appeared. At this time, Mu Chen's clothing had already been ripped to shreds. His silvery skin had arcs of lightning travelling across it while a frightening power radiated from him, as if his body was encasted in lightning.
Wang Tong was the first to regain clarity. Suppressing the shock he felt in his heart, he loudly roared.
As his words rang out, the trio explosively retreated, seemingly, at the same time. The power that Mu Chen possessed had exceeded their expectations. They never thought that their combined attack was incapable of dealing with him. With their current strength, it was already not enough to threaten the power that he possessed.
Since that was the case, it was better to quickly leave this place.
The trio's fast and direct actions made quite a few people feel somewhat shocked and astonished. This fellow was truly firm and decisive.
"Leaving without even paying any price? Don't you think walking off like this would be too discourteous?"
Mu Chen looked at the rapidly retreating figures. As that ordinary voice that held the roars of thunder rang out, he took a step forward. With the roar of a dragon and thunder resounding out, his figure instantaneously disappeared.
Wang Tong's face violently warped as he noticed that Mu Chen's speed had increased!
"Being careful is also useless!"
A cold voice rang out from behind Wang Tong. A startled expression flashed past his eyes, before the crescent blade in his hands instantly slashed out.
A palm that seemed to be formed by lightning extended out and directly grabbed and held onto the sharp body of the blade. In the next instant, a foot kicked out, carrying along an arc of lightning, before violently striking Wang Tong's chest without any mercy.
Wang Tong spewed a mouthful of blood as his body rapidly shot down, before violently drilling into the ground with an enormous explosion.
"Big brother!" shouted Wang Lei and Wang anxiously.
"Since you two wish to accompany him, down you go!"
Lightning sparkled and flashed as Mu Chen's figure appeared behind Wang Lei again like a spectre. Using the crescent blade in his hand like a stick, he violent swung down and furiously smashed it against the waists of the two men.
Wang Lei and Wang Zhong sorrowfully shot down and created two new large holes in the ground.
Chen Peng and his group looked towards the three gigantic holes in the ground. There, the trio were lying down, spewing mouthfuls of blood. They were in extremely pitiful states, and there was not a trace of the previous brashness and arrogance from before.
"This fellow… is also too terrifying…"
All of them swallowed mouthfuls of saliva before raising their heads. In the air was the youth, sparkling with rays of lightning as he slowly descended. The lightning light dissipated, and his body started to regain its original colour.
This time, the gazes coming from them had an addition of respect and rejoice. Thank god they had not overly offended Mu Chen; if they did, their ending might have been the same as the trio.
Mu Chen ignored their gazes and remained indifferent as he descended. With a flick of his fingers, the crescent moon blade turned into a ray of light and violent impaled the ground before the trio, sinking over a metre deep.
The trio looked at the vibrating blade as their faces turned slightly pale.
Dusting off his hands, Mu Chen stared at them with a faint smile on his face. Except, that smile made the trio feel a chill all over their bodies.
"Next up, let's have a nice talk about the so-called 'price'."
Chapter 300 – Extremely Dangerous Grade
The trio's faces turned deathly pale as they looked towards Mu Chen, who had a faint smile and was staring at them. They had a faint sensation of their scalp getting numb, as the scene they had witnessed caused them to feel slightly absent-minded. Even under the collaboration of the three, they were actually beaten by the youth whose strength was just at the Quasi-Heavenly Transformation Stage.
"How is he that strong!?"
Words of bitterness and pain spewed out of the mouths of the trio. They had bitterly trained for a year, and were certain that they would definitely be able to demonstrate their extraordinary talents after coming out of their isolated training. However, who would have thought that they would meet such a cruel and vicious character not long after the start of the hunt?
It was said that this fellow had just entered the Northern Heavens Spirit Academy half a year ago. However with the capabilities that he had demonstrated today, even all those outstanding seniors would be left eating his dust.
This fellow would absolutely have the strength to break into the top five rankings of the Heavenly Ranking!
What a monster!
The trio felt slightly disheartened, as the arrogance within their hearts was finally smashed and broken into bits. They once bragged about themselves being geniuses. However, when they were truly compared to a person like Mu Chen, they were tossed far far away.
"What do you want?" After all, Wang Tong was the eldest. Forcing himself to focus, he clenched his teeth and look towards Mu Chen and asked.
"Although I don't truly want your pitiful lives in this place, I can beat you three till you're half-dead. You three should automatically transfer out of this Spiritual Light World. If you three do so, you will lose the qualifications for the Spiritual Light Empowerment." said Mu Chen with a smile as he sat down on the huge cliff before the trio; however, his voice did not have any warmth in it.
The trio's faces' turned white again, as they had chosen to unleash their abilities during the hunt all for the purpose of achieving the Spiritual Light Empowerment. It was able to grant them an improvement to their strength, allowing them to truly catch up to those influential figures at the top. If Mu Chen really forced them out of the Spiritual Light World, they would lose such an opportunity. To them, this was undoubtedly an enormous blow.
"However, you can hand over something that would make my heart move, if not…" said Mu Chen with a faint smile, his gaze swept over the trio with malicious intent.
"We've a thousand Spiritual Lights that we've snatched from those other fellows. We'll give them to you. What do you say?" asked Wang Tong as he clenched his teeth.
Hearing those words, the three small groups of people that were starting to crowd around not too far away instantly became furious; however, they did not dare to say anything. Whether it was Mu Chen or the Wang trio, both of them were not people that they could deal with.
There wasn't much of a fluctuation with Mu Chen's complexion, as he only extended his palm.
A glow sparkled within Wang Tong's hand, and a head-sized crystal ball appeared in a flash. The originally sparkling and translucent crystal was now emitting a fiery red glow, akin to a cluster of flaming suns burning with a blazing light within it. Being filled with a thousand points of Spiritual Lights, it emitted a thick Spiritual Energy fluctuation, causing even the air to start emitting a humming noise.
The three small groups of people looked anxiously at the crystal ball. It was theirs…
However, Mu Chen did not care about them. He did not have any favorable impressions of the Wang brothers. He also did not have any favourable impressions of those narrow-minded fellows who tried to play tricks on him. Therefore, with a flip of his hand, he stored the crystal ball, without a slightest thought of returning it to Chen Peng and those groups.
Seeing his actions, Chen Peng and those groups could only squirm their lips, as they did not dare to criticise him. That was Mu Chen's spoils of war.
"You only have this? That's not enough." After storing the thousand points of Spiritual Lights, Mu Chen looked towards Wang Tong and said with an indifferent tone.
"You're still not satisfied with the Spiritual Lights! Mu Chen, don't be too much!" shouted the trio furiously as their complexions instantly changed.
Mu Chen start to walk towards them. With a clench of his fist, the crescent moon blade in front of the trio hummed and shot into his hand. With a casual shake of his hand, a swift and fierce blade light sliced a deep fissure into the ground in front of the three men, before staring at them with a slightly cold gaze.
Looking at Mu Chen's cold gaze, the trio's hearts felt slightly cold. Looking at each other, they finally sighed in dejection. Looked like they were truly unlucky this time. If they didn't offer something valuable, this fiend would not be willing to let them go.
"We have some information about the gathering points."
"I don't have that much interest in normal gathering points." replied Mu Chen, while faintly wrinkling his brows.
"Hmph, the gathering point that we know about is being classified as an Extremely Dangerous Grade." said Wang Tong furiously.
"An Extremely Dangerous Grade gathering point?" hearing Wang Tong's words, An Ran and the two girls who had remained quiet for the entire time suddenly cried out in surprise. With a change of their expressions on their beautiful faces, they stared at Wang Tong and asked, "You guys actually knew of a gathering point of that grade?"
Mu Chen was slightly surprised as he stared at the trio. The current him had some understanding of this hunt, for example gathering points can be differentiate into strong and weak. The gathering points they had found till now were only Ordinary Grade gathering points. Above the Ordinary Grade, there was the Dangerous Grade and the Extremely Dangerous Grade.
Generally speaking, Dangerous Grade gathering points would have an existence equivalent to a Heavenly Transformation Late Stage, the Spirit General. Furthermore, the variance was not small. As for the Extremely Dangerous Grade, there was a high possibility of a Spirit King appearing.
Spirit King, one that possessed the terrifying strength of a Heavenly Completion Stage. Within the past few years, there had yet to be any news about a student being able to hunt a Spirit King.
"This information is indeed enough; however, one might not be able to put it to good use."
Mu Chen faintly frowned. If he could get his hands on the Spiritual Light from a Spirit King, he would absolutely achieve the maximum benefit from this hunt. At that time, the result of the Spiritual Light Empowerment would definitely be described as perfect. However, he wasn't a person to let a few good benefits get to his head. Although the Spiritual Light from a Spirit King was extremely alluring, one must possess the capability to be able to enjoy the rewards. Mu Chen's current strength could be considered as having a great improvement; however, he knew that if he truly faced against a Heavenly Completion Stage, he would still be in danger.
"You're guts are too small. Without that little bit of courage, you still wish to shine in this hunt?" sneered Wang Lei.
Mu Chen shot a look at him. With an expression on his face, the crescent moon blade in his hand started to vibrate, before he pointed the sharp edge of the blade at Wang Lei. Upon seeing this, the latter immediately shut his mouth up.
"Explain this Extremely Dangerous Grade gathering point to me. With your capabilities, you three don't have to qualifications to enter that sort of place. There should be some things that you've yet to say, right?"asked Mu Chen as he looked towards Wang Tong.
Hearing those words, the corner of Wang Tong's mouth twitched. He never thought that Mu Chen's foresight would be that sharp. After hesitating for short period of time, he replied, "The number of Extremely Dangerous Grade gathering points in this Spiritual Light World can be counted with our fingers, as there were simply no students that dared to go near those kinds of places in the past few years."
Mu Chen nodded his head. Even if it was Shen Cangsheng, and Li Xuantong, that level of influential figures would be cautious, even fear a Spirit King. Not to even mention the normal students.
Due to that, there was no one who dared to take action against those Spirit Kings. This resulted in their followers increasing over time and getting stronger and stronger. So much so that even though the students' strength had increased, no one dared to make any plans to go against those high grade gathering points.
"The gathering point we're talking about isn't within those few examples. This is because it was just graded as Extremely Dangerous this year."
Licking his lips, Wang Tong continued speaking while his eyes turned fiery, "The Spirit King at that gathering point was born only recently!"
"A newly born Spirit King?"
Shock appeared on the faces of An Ran and the two other girls. This kind of information truly had some importance. Although the current students did not have the means to deal with those Spirit Kings who had taken shape for many years, if it was only a newly born Spirit King, they would be able to have some level of possibility.
If this information was circulated, there would be no telling how many people would turn feverish over the Spiritual Light that the Spirit King would become at such a gathering point. This would be enough for them to take the risk.
Mu Chen faintly narrowed his eyes. A newly born Spirit King? No wonder why Wang Tong and his brothers would dare to take the risk to head to a gathering point of that grade. Mu Chen knew that even with the strength of the three brothers, it would not end smoothly if they faced a newly born Spirit King. Regardless of that, there was a slight possibility for success, after all.
For the sake of the Spiritual Light of a Spirit King's Level, it was worthwhile for the trio to risk a chance.
"How many people know about this information?" asked Mu Chen in a slightly deep voice.
Wang Tong faintly frowned and shook his head, as he replied, "How would I know? This bit of information was placed within the Spiritual Value Hall by the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy. Although the people who purchased it was extremely small, there would still be some people who would have an inclination to such information."
"That is to say that you guys aren't the only ones who know about this information, right?"
Wang Tong nodded his head and replied, " You should not wish to have exclusive information within this Spiritual Light World, as the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy wants everyone to compete over it. As if it would that easy to find such exclusively convenient information by yourself."
Mu Chen smiled and extend his hands, "Hand me the location."
Clenching his teeth and feeling incomparably painful, Wang Tong took out a red scroll and handed it over to Mu Chen. After he received it, he opened it up to find a more complex map. On the northeastern portion there was a region that was marked out with a blood red colour. On the side of that region were the words 'Extremely Dangerous Grade' written in a scarlet colour, sparkling with a chilling glint.
It was obviously impossible for the trio to create a counterfeit of such a thing. Furthermore, there should not be any mistake with the information that was circulated by the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy. Therefore, Mu Chen did not suspect anything and stored it in his Mustard Seed Bracelet.
"Thank you." grinned Mu Chen as he waved his hands, throwing the crescent moon blade, which pierced the ground before the trio once again. After rearranging himself, he proceeded to turn around and leave.
"Wait!" Seeing that Mu Chen was about to leave, Wang Tong hurriedly shouted out.
Faintly tilting his head, Mu Chen looked at him and asked, "What? What else do you want?"
Seeing the look coming from Mu Chen, Wang Tong promptly shook his head and replied with a bitter laugh, "Just thinking about discussing something with you. Since we're planning to head to the gathering point, why don't we collaborate? Since this information isn’t exclusive, there will definitely be other strong groups eyeing it. I feel that, if we collaborate, the possibility to get our hands on it would greatly increase."
"You should trust us more; after all, we are still students of the Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy. It's alright to play some some tricks; however, all of us know about what level we should not go to."
"If everyone works together, and if we were to get it in our hands, we can discuss how to split it then, what do you say?"
Mu Chen looked at the Wang Tong, who was earnestly staring at himself. Behind the latter, Wang Lei and Wang Zhong twitched their mouths, but did not say anything, as it was obvious that Wang Tong was in charge.
After faintly muttering to himself for quite a while, he nodded his head. The Wang brothers' strengths were not bad. If they hadn't tried to pull some strings in the dark, they would, indeed, be some pretty good helpers.
"If you guys want to come along, I won't reject it. However, I will be the one in charge of things from now on. If you guys aren't willing, you can leave by yourselves. On a side note, do not do anything that will cross me. If not, this won't end with something as simple as me squeezing an information report out of you guys."
Mu Chen shot a deep look at Wang Tong before signalling Luo Li, An Ran and the girls with his hand. Turning around, he proceeded to leave.
Looking at each other, the trio gave a bitter laugh before hurriedly following him from behind.